Red and green fabric. Organised and partly funded by Relative Media, Harrogate, England.
In collaboration with the afoundation, Liverpool, England. Curated by Mike Hurst and Paul Gilby.
The Oratory, Anglican Cathedral, 2nd Liverpool Biennial, England, 2002.
Red and Green are complimentary colours; opposites on the ‘Colour Wheel’. Used together their respective vibrating energies produce contrast harmony. Red for power and domination, green for balance; red for activity, green for rest and relaxation; red for passion, green for calm. Both colours stimulate reations and arouse emotions – some good, and some disturbing. They may attract or they may repel. Starting with religion as a premise, this work explores conflict and contradictions through the iconography of red and green and leads the observer on a journey of dualities by demonstrating the inter-dependence of opposites. For a classical temple, the intervention should be startling. But despite the dazzling optical contrast of red and green, the interlocking of red, the colour of blood and Christian sacrifice with the green of nature and Islam, there is no real conflict. The Oratory can take its temporary dressing in its stride and remain faithful to itself.