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Southwark Cathedral hosts corrugated metal art installation during Lent

A large-scale art installation made from corrugated metal has been installed around the high altar of Southwark Cathedral as the latest in a series of artistic responses to the season of Lent.

Southwark Cathedral hosts corrugated metal art installation during Lent

Liz Harrison's corrodere will be on display until Good Friday (14 April).

Using corrugated foil, the piece poses questions about notions of 'home' or 'shelter' in relation to hardship and suffering endured in communities across the world.

Liz Harrison said: "Making a site-specific piece for Southwark Cathedral has been a fantastic opportunity for me, both physically and conceptually.

"Trying to keep in mind how the piece reacts within the religious context and its rich and visually dramatic background has been a challenge. Social content is inherent within my work, but not always obvious.

"The work is about architecture, sense of place, human presence and will be installed within another building, historic, spiritual and magnificent; both speak of the tenacity of mankind. I am excited to see the installation in situ and how the cheap throw away, yet fragile material symbolising so much will respond and link with the architecture of the cathedral."

The Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark, said: "Lent is always a journey into a less comfortable place, the wilderness, the place of crucifixion.

"Liz Harrison's installation pointing to a temporary architecture seen in the most difficult environments around the world contrasts with the permanence and solidity of the Cathedral."

Southwark Cathedral has hosted a large-scale art installation during Lent every year since 2012.

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