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The Spectacular Star of Bethlehem goes on show at the Cathedral

The Spectacular Star of Bethlehem goes on show at the Cathedral

From Thursday 22nd November until Sunday 3rd February 2019 you can see the spectacular Star of Bethlehem - an installation in Chichester Cathedral by Jayson Haebich.

The spectacular interactive laser Star of Bethlehem will be suspended in the Cathedral Nave. The Star of Bethlehem appears as a morphing geometric shape, moving slowly and gracefully across space.

Visitors to the Cathedral can interact with the artwork by operating an iPad to change the star's appearance and colour. As part of the installation, a haze machine, also set up high in the Cathedral, expels a fine mist, picking up the laser light and transforming it into a dazzling three-dimensional image.

The image is created by a computer algorithm code written by Haebich and transmitted via the iPad to the projectors.

Jayson Haebich is a young innovative and creative coding artist who has created breathtaking visual exhibitions in the USA, Germany, UK, Portugal, Spain and Australia. Jayson is an associate lecturer in the Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University.

For more on Jayson, please visit his website here

Free entry and all are welcome.

A spectacular laser Star of Bethlehem will be suspended above the Arundel Screen in Chichester Cathedral from the end of November 2018 to the beginning of February 2019.