The Gates of Paradise: Another chance to experience a performance from Collaborative Space

Posted on - 9th February, 2013 - 11:28am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, What's On in Preston



Something different for a Wednesday evening in Preston.

Collaborative Space artists Jeni McConnell and Hannah Elizabeth Allan will present ‘The Gates of Paradise’, an audio artwork.

The performance will take place at the ground floor café in the Harris Museum near the Harris’ replica of the Gates of Paradise.

Experience the audio which will transport you to the streets of Florence.

The performance was played in the Harris Rotunda daily during the Preston Guild 2012 festivities. It uses recordings made around the Gates of Paradise and Duomo Square in Florence, Italy.

‘Listeners were encouraged to think differently about Preston: to reassess their experiences in the city, and reflect on visiting another place.’

The original Gates of Paradise, completed by Lorenzo Ghiberti in 1452, were hung on the East Door of the Baptistery in Florence, Italy. The doors had been named the ‘Gates of Paradise’ in the Middle Ages; Michelangelo said they were a ‘divinum opus’ and worthy of the title. A cast copy of the Gates of Paradise quietly adorns the cafĂ© walls of the Harris Museum.

There will be Italian snacks and drinks avaiable on the day as well.

The Gates of Paradise was commissioned by In Certain Places

The event is free to attend but booking first is essential – call 01772 905414 to book.

Date: 27 February
Venue: Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Market Square, Lancashire, PR1 2PP
Time: 18:00pm to 19:00pm
Tel: 01772 905414

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