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Please have a look at the project book CLICK HERE

Here are some images from today’s exciting events, including the visit of the patron, the Dean who came to check out that everything is built to his measures






photo’s taken by Sybil Edwards and Ollie Cross

First week public participation

Just finished the first week, out of two, raising a sculpture which takes the language of medieval scaffold, a ramp structure to reach 5 fathoms!!

On Saturday 4th June two open workshops were delivered on site: Willow Basket making with Sheila Winter and Hazel Hurdle making with Sophie Coritour

more images here: 1,2,3, Fathoms

Next week we change our working hours to 10am -6pm

On Saturday 11th June we will have a little party on site, at 16:00, to celebrate the conclusion of the process of making and constructing, …and a modest farewell to David who will soon leave Gloucester due to the end of his one year long residency

Measuring The Dean of Gloucester Cathedral Neil Heavisides.

Measuring The Dean performance


The body proportions of the Dean will be used to inform the building of a structure outside the Cathedral. The Dean’s Phatom, The Cubit, The Foot, The span, The Palm and the Thumb, will be used as a measuring reference for the process for raising up a sculpture, which takes its material language from medieval scaffolding, and suggests the form of a ramp.
see video of performance here: RULER

more photo’s here: THE RULER

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
A series of workshops, open studios and community engagement
opportunities associated with the exhibition opening on 27th May at 7pm at
Gloucester Cathedral

What: Open studio – includes a workshop
Date: Sat 21 May 2011 – Sun 22 May 2011
Time: 11am – 2pm
Where: 8 Three Cocks Lane, Nr. St. Marys Road, Gloucester

What: exhibition opening- Invisible Structura II – work from David Behar-Perahia’s year as artist-in-residence
Date: Fri 27 May 2011
Time: 7pm
Where: Gloucester Cathedral

What: Performance by David Behar-Perahia – “Measuring the Acting Dean of Gloucester Cathedral” – Neil Heaviside.
A ceremonial event to measure the body proportions of the Dean, reflecting how the Cathedral was designed in medieval times.
Date: Sat 28 May 2011
Time: 12:00 noon
Where: Gloucester Cathedral

What: Action-Performance – work with David Behar-Perahia to build a medieval style scaffold structure on the exterior of the Cathedral also public workshops – come and see how to do timber joints using lashing Techniques with Tim Orson and David
Date: Sat 28 May 2011
Time: 10:30 – 16:00
Where: Outside Gloucester Cathedral

What: Action-Performance – work with David Behar-Perahia to build a medieval style scaffold structure on the exterior of the Cathedral.
Dates: Mon 30 May – 3 June 2011
Time: 12 noon – 8pm
Where: Outside Gloucester Cathedral

What: Action-Performance – work with David Behar-Perahia to build a medieval style scaffold structure on the exterior of the Cathedral & see other traditional timber processes. Also demonstrations & workshops: lashing techniques
Basket weaving with Sheila Winter, hazel hurdle making with Sophie Coritour & lifting the timber structure with David Behar- Perahia
Date: Sat 4 Jun 2011
Time: 11am – 4pm
Where: Outside Gloucester Cathedral

What: Action-Performance – work with David Behar-Perahia to build a medieval style scaffold structure on the exterior of the Cathedral
Date: 6 –10th June 2011
Time 11am – 6pm
Where: Outside Gloucester Cathedral

What: Action-Performance – completion party @ Cathedral
Date: 11th June 2011
Time: 4PM
Where: Outside Gloucester Cathedral

Taken from Carolyn Black’s blog

David Behar’s project at Gloucester Cathedral is beginning to take shape nicely. Great team of people working together – Rebecca Hooper (artist volunteer), Tim Orson & Ellie Woolley (Dean Oak), Gary Coates (stonemason), Tim Gibbons (carpenter) & Helen Moody (film maker) are all working together to make the project happen.

Blessed with great weather (if not a little windy!) today saw them testing the lashings and strength of a greenwood timber tripod, in preparation for building a sculptural structure wrapped around a pillar inside the nave. Some images below and a video to see here.