In Other People's Skins

TR Flaxton

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


As a consequence of the earlier tour of IOPS through 6 cathedrals and Bath Abbey in 2008, I was invited to stage the exhibition at several other locations - including Southwell Minster UK, Vasteras Cathedral, Sweden, St James Cavalier Center for the Arts Malta, the Fabricca del Vappore in Milan and the Academy of Fine Art in Xi’an, China. This exhibition took place at the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York and is the largest cathedral in the world – as such it has a huge throughput of visitors – and this exhibition had a long exposure time of six months. Receipts from the Cathedral demonstrate a throughput of around 30 - 40,000 per month (especially when the weather turns bad!) Cathedral staff estimate that two thirds of visitors engaged with the installation – so this produces an engagement of around 150,000 people during the exhibition period. Attendance at events such as this brings new audiences to digital installations and information presented with the installation reveals the research enquiry and core research questions, plus credits Arts Council, AHRC and University of Bristol as sponsors of the event. In total since it's first exhibition this means over 300,000 people have taken part.
Translated title of the contributionIn Other People's Skins
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationThe Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York
Media of outputInstallation
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventThe Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York - New York, United States
Duration: 7 Jun 20107 Nov 2010

Bibliographical note

Medium: High Resolution Digital Installation


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