Hinterland Premiere - official launch of Scotland’s Festival of Architecture 2016
I was lucky enough to be invited to Hinterland, an immersive experience where we explored the ruins of St Peters' Seminary, open briefly to the public after 30 years of decay and abandonment.
The concrete shell of this masterpiece of modernist concrete architecture has been stabilised and was illuminated for the occasion with a combination of moving light and projections. The effect was haunting and spectacular.
As dusk fell, we walked through the woods approaching the abandoned building complex. Each participant carrying a lit torch, became part of the light installation. The choral soundscape by composer Rory Boyle, recorded by the St Salvator’s Chapel Choir of the University of St Andrews provided a link to the past use of this complex as a religious seminary.
This event was poart of the Festival of Architecture 2016. Production by NVA Public Art, thanks to Visit Scotland for the tickets