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Enchantment, light installations and imaginative authentication.

Griffin, Howard, Lovell, Jane (2020) Enchantment, light installations and imaginative authentication. In: AMPS Conference "Connections: exploring heritage, architecture, cities, art media", 29-30 Jun 2020, Canterbury, UK. (Unpublished) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:82012)

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Abstract

This paper investigates how tourists “hot and coolly authenticate” (Cohen and Cohen, 2012) three light installations: Fool's Paradise at Durham Cathedral, The Ship of the Gods at Hull Minster and Northern Lights at York Minster. Light installations align the perspective of the viewers creating “vantage points” into enchanting, affective experiences of the historic architecture. The paper extends current theories of authenticity and the imagination by investigating notions of ambiguity in Blanchot’s (1981) Two Versions of the Imaginary. Qualitative research conducted with the installation designers of Northern Lights, Ship of the Gods and Fool’s Paradise provides insights into processes of creativity, imagination, mythological, folkloric and historic research which re-authenticates spaces, which are transformed into a liminal “elsewhere”, creating possibilities for the fleeting, yet profound imaginative authentication of space and time.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Enchantment, Light Art, Light Installations, Light Festivals, Magical, Liminal
Subjects: N Visual Arts > N Visual arts (General). For photography, see TR
N Visual Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Depositing User: Howard Griffin
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2020 13:43 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2020 13:43 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/82012 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Griffin, Howard: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4930-1520
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