THE GHOST OF SIR JOHN SOANE

This site-specific work was created for St John’s Church, Bethnal Green.  The church was built by the famous architect Sir John Soane between 1826 and 1828, the only one commissioned for a poor parish by the church authorities.  It failed to attract any match funding from wealthy donors so the final design was scaled back.  The church was badly damaged by fire during WW2 and used as a temporary morgue during the blitz. I projected a life size ‘ghost of Sir John’ in the church and crypt and created an installation of Sir John’s signature, in candles, in the belfry.  

 
Ghost of Sir John
Ghost of Sir John

Projection in St John's church Bethnal Green (2019)

Sir John Soane signature
Sir John Soane signature

Installation in candles in belfry of St John's Church, Bethnal Green (2019)

Sir John Soane signature
Sir John Soane signature

Installation in candles in belfry of St John's Church, Bethnal Green (2019)

Ghost of Sir John
Ghost of Sir John

Projection in St John's church Bethnal Green (2019)

Ghost of Sir John
Ghost of Sir John

Projection in St John's church Bethnal Green (2019)