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Liquid Gold is the Air

Rosemary Lee

Photo by Roswitha Chesher

Monday to Saturday, 10am – 4.15pm. Sunday 2 – 4.15pm. Free entry to the cathedral for the installation (via Tom Gate on St Aldates.)

Drawing inspiration from her performance Under The Vaulted Sky, created for IF: Milton Keynes International Festival 2014, Rosemary has joined forces with film-maker Roswitha Chesher to create Liquid Gold Is the Air.                        

Fllmed in the Cathedral of Trees, a magical arboretum planted more than 40 years ago, this three-screen video work combines moments of stillness with swathes of vibrant colour, movement and sound  as clusters of dancers appear and disappear amongst a cavernous backdrop of trees. 

Awarded a special prize at Limerick's Light Moves Festival, and described as “delicate and strong, magical yet profoundly tangible and above all full of hope” Liquid Gold is the Air heads to Oxford. 

Rosemary Lee and dance filmmaker Roswitha Chesher captured a cast of 80 performers as they moved through the dappled sunlight of a cathedral of trees, to create a three-screen video installation. Richly coloured iconographic images and fleeting dances are set against a sound track by Graeme Miller that incorporates an original music composition by Terry Mann.  


Date and time

28 May – 23 June 2016

Please note
This is now a past event.


Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
St Aldate's