Sermon – On the seventh beatitude a reconstructed pulpit normally associated with the performance of a philosophical or theological presentation, is used on this occasion as a platform, which invites the audience to individually ascend the spiral stairs and stand in view overlooking the space. At the top there is a set of headphones, so the participant can listen to an intimate recording of the artist reading work titled Sermon on the seventh beatitude.

The work explores physical rituals and the notions of authentic success sharing the artists personal journey of self-discovery inspired by Author Robert Holden.

The work was exhibited at the exhibition # Flaunt It, The Arches, Southampton (Nov 2019), a co-curated exhibition by studio residents Tony Spencer and Peter McGinnis, with guest artist Jilly Evans.

Materials: Reclaimed pallet-wood, black mat paint, audio recording, headphones.

© Tony Spencer 2019