It may not have taken as long as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel though it’s on a par with its mesmerising beauty. Apparently, it’s the first time that the university’s invited an artist to make a work of art in the chapel.

Miguel CHEVALIER Dear World… Yours, Cambridge from Claude Mossessian on Vimeo.
Miguel Chevalier creates an immersive environment made up of thousands of constellations. Viewers become bathed in light and the mystery of the universe. In the same spirit, relating to stephen hawking’s research about black holes, each of the projections entices audiences into the imaginative atmosphere where science meets spirituality.

miguel chevalier_king’s college chapel_OrangeFor more detail and imagery, see here.

The site-specific installation highlights the architecture of the 16th century Chapel through light and highlights the high technicality of the cathedral’s fan vaults, one of the finest examples of late Perpendicular Gothic English architecture. The soft light and the wealth of colours from the digital installation is in resonance also with the light from the stained glass windows. The installation gives the building life before our eyes, creating an unprecedented visual experience.

This digital installation is a celebration of the open-mindedness and the highness of research of Cambridge University.