Duration: 15min loop
July 6th - 8th, 10th & 11th: 9am-11am & 2pm-4pm
9th July: 1pm-3.30pm
Free but gold coin donations at the Cathedral for Perth homeless most welcome.
Suspended Voices is a video projection artwork literally ‘suspended’ within Perth’s historic St George’s Cathedral. It’s an audiovisual requiem for voices and didgeridoo created by audiovisual artist / musician Roly Skender.
Unlike anything that has been presented in the Cathedral before, Suspended Voices draws from the space it inhabits, including vocal performers from the St George’s Cathedral Consort and the deep didgeridoo of Noongar man Olman Walley.
As a modern requiem, the theme of death pervades. However, the ‘final’ state is not viewed as a conclusion. Borrowing from the musical concept of a ‘suspended’ chord, the work presents death as an in-between state, equal to that preceding life. Subsequently, the state of suspension is also one of potential, representing a cycle of resolving life and suspended death/pre-birth states.
The magnificent St George’s Cathedral provides the perfect canvas for this mesmerising audiovisual installation.