Lumiere Festival, Durham

In 2017, Shuster+Mosley created WHAT MATTERS, two immersive installations at St Oswold’s Church and Churchyard, as part of the Lumiere Festival in Durham. Inside the Church thousands of hand blown glass fragments were suspended from specific locations, arranged according to stages of cosmic evolution from the very early stages of the universe just after the Big Bang and before the formation of denser particles that preceded the “scattering of light”. The glass colours and locations were coordinated according to a spectrum of spherical sections derived from the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMBR, “relic radiation”)

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