The Cathedral

Due to the weather last Monday we took shelter in the Cathedral as it was one of the places in which we wanted to use for our walk/game. We also knew that in the Cathedral there were numerous flags as well as the names of people who were in the Army, RAF and Navy who fell during the war. In one of our audio games we want it to be as if the players are in a war, the sounds, the moves, each game will interlink however it will be in different ways. For instance in this game the players may be told that the person next to them is an enemy trying to attack them, however the person in that game may have been told to try and make friends with that person and stick by them therefore they have to try and solve this problem.

We will try and use the Cathedral as a base for a beginning and an end as we love the echo of voices you hear inside, the design of the windows, the prayers that are made and thoughts that are given as well as what was made in the War. We hope to end the 3 game links in the church listening to the choir singing as each voice radiates against the walls is so pure and delicate, we believe we can create a small story within this about how each step and each footpath was led to this destination where all thoughts are free and everyone can be welcomed as well as forgiven for what they have done or even guided to where they may want to be. We would like to open people’s eyes to the opportunity of following different footpaths which they are told to and then given the light to create their own.

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  1. Hi Elizabeth,

    Good to hear some of these early thoughts on making and I’m glad that you are considering the potential of different experiences for different audiences.

    Mapping/scoring these different journeys to ensure great individual experience as well as those exciting moments of overlap will be a wonderful and complex thing to explore. You might like to consider ways to map, score, script or plot an audience members journey and experience through the piece. Perhaps they are a particpant or protagonist rather than a more traditional audience? Considering the role of the audience as well as potential outcomes and experiences of the piece will enrich the work.

    Please bear in mind that if you are working actually in the cathedral then permissions will need to be sought and there might be issues around the public entry fee.

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