Visit Hinterland at Scotland’s Festival of Architecture 2016

Semi ancient forest surrounding St Peters Seminary by Al Smith, courtesy of NVA

Semi ancient forest surrounding St Peters Seminary by Al Smith, courtesy of NVA

Experience the atmospheric wonder of an extraordinary nocturnal art event to mark the launch of Scotland’s Festival of Architecture 2016.

From 18th-27th March 2016, you’re invited to attend the special installation at St Peter’s seminary, in Cardross, Argyll & Bute.

Presented by Glasgow-based public art charity NVA, the event is expected to be a key highlight of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

Visualisation of St Peters Seminary interior by James Johnson, courtesy of NVA.jpg

Visualisation of St Peters Seminary interior by James Johnson, courtesy of NVA

As dusk falls to darkness amongst semi-ancient woodland on the Firth of Clyde, Hinterland welcomes you to discover one of Scotland’s most iconic 20th century buildings, transformed using sound and light to symbolise its rise out of monumental ruination into a new creative life, fifty years after the modernist masterpiece was built.

With you moving through the seminary as the protagonist of the structure’s reinvention, the skeletal concrete structure will be subtly re-animated with monochromatic lighting, projection and a specially commissioned choral work by composer Rory Boyle, performed by St Salvator’s Chapel Choir from the University of St Andrews.

Sounds entrancing, doesn’t it?

Visualisation of St Peters Seminary by James Johnson, courtesy of NVA

Visualisation of Hinterland by James Johnson, courtesy of NVA

Hinterland is a creative collaboration between director Angus Farquhar, designer James Johnson, composer Rory Boyle, University of St Andrews Music Centre and St Salvator’s Chapel Choir, lighting director Phil Supple, creative studio NOVAK Collective, who provided projection design, as well as Dav Bernard, Zephyr Liddell, Robbie Thomson & Pete Sach from 85A art collective, who created the installations. Quite the cross-platform cultural mix!

The event opens on 18 March 2016 and runs to 27 March 2016. Find out more and buy tickets at www.hinterland.org.