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20 Jan 2008 00:00 - 10 Feb 2008 00:00

Faces in the Void

"Faces in the Void" traces the steps of a historical Torah Scroll from Nazi-occupied Bohemia to Cambridge, through contemporary images by renowned photographer Marion Davies and the writings of award-winning poet Jane Liddell-King. The second such collaboration between the artists and Michaelhouse, this exhibition coincides with Michaelhouse's commemoration of National Holocaust Memorial Day, on Sunday, 27 January at 18.30.


By careful use of large-scale images the exhibition will transform the historic chancel of Michaelhouse into the Old-New Synagogue in Prague.  Both buildings date back to the same period and share many common architectural features.  The Chaplain of Michaelhouse, The Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, explained: "The artists and I wanted to give visitors to Michaelhouse the opportunity to step into a different faith tradition simply by crossing the threshold of our chancel.  The images used will emphasise the commonalities between the two buildings, and thereby encourage visitors to reflect on the common ground held by both Christians and Jews."


Dr Loewe added:  "At a time, when religion is seen by many as a dividing factor, rather than something that can build up our common life, I hope that exhibitions such as ours will provide a powerful source of inspiration."


Michaelhouse is an Anglican weekday church serving the communities of Cambridge.  It combines under one roof space for worship, an award-winning café, a renowned gallery and community meeting rooms.


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Caption: Old-New Synagogue Triptych by Marion Davies, the centre piece of "Faces in the Void", shown at Michaelhouse Cambridge.


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From: 20 Jan 2008 00:00
To: 10 Feb 2008 00:00


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