The Bride - Installation 2017
This year is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and it's a good excuse to have an exhibition!
Martin Luther was a catalyst for change. The Reformation brought about the rise of the Protestant church and coinciding with the invention of the printing press it provided bibles in peoples own native languages. This was crucial because the Protestants taught that only faith and not good deeds, (sola fide) could bring salvation. So there was a complete reliance now on scripture, (sola scriptura) as the only true source for a proper belief, making it imperative to have access to the bible, and to a bible that was not just in Latin.
The Bride of Christ installation is a celebration of the world wide church and is made up of testimonies and scripture verses from the bible in over 60 different languages. It is intended to hopefully, connect and resonate with as many visitors and parishioners as possible who take the time to read the texts and look at the books of witness.