What Makes Life Meaningful?
Texts projected in the Whispering Gallery present complex and often contradictory answers to the question, 'What
makes life meaningful?'
The artist investigated belief and non-belief equally in conversations with the clery at St Paul's, novelist Howard Jacobson, humanist philosopher A C Grayling and columnist Caitlin Moran.
The Question Mark Inside was commissioned by Dean and Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral as the first large-scale public artwork in the cathedral's history. It marked the 300th anniversary of the topping-out of Sir Christopher Wren's architectural masterpiece in 2008.
The work posed the simple question, 'What makes your life meaningful and purposeful?' and invited responses from the public during the anniversary year.
The resulting texts, from the domestic to the sexual to the sublime, were projected onto the exterior of the cathedral dome, the West Front at Ludgate Hill, and the interior of the Whispering Gallery.
The Question Mark Inside
St Paul's Cathedral London UK, 8 to 15 Nov 2008
Public Artist in Residence
St Paul's Cathedral