May 17, 2016
Very happy to announce our latest project, Field, launched last week at the Wales Millenium Centre in Cardiff, commissioned by Welsh National Opera.
Field is an immersive artwork and memorial for 923 Royal Welch Fusiliers who died at the Battle of the Somme during the First World War and have no known grave. The piece was commissioned by Welsh National Opera to accompany their major new opera, In Parenthesis, by Iain Bell.
The 923 lights represent the many fallen fusiliers whose names are inscribed on the Thiepval Memorial in France. Some of these men would have served with ‘In Parenthesis’ author, David Jones, during the battle at Mametz Wood July 1916.
The work seeks to create an environment for remembrance and contemplation; one that connects the spiritual and elemental with the physical, the unseen with the seen, our past with our present.
Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff Bay, 13 May – 22 June 2016