Star of Bethlehem by Jayson Haebich

A spectacular interactive laser Star of Bethlehem will be suspended in the Cathedral Nave from Thursday 22nd November 2018 to Sunday 3rd February 2019.

Jayson Haebich and the Star of Bethlehem at Chichester Cathedral
Star of Bethlehem at Chichester Cathedral
Star of Bethlehem at Chichester Cathedral
Star of Bethlehem at Chichester Cathedral
Star of Bethlehem at Chichester Cathedral

This ethereal star is created using two laser projectors, set high up in the Cathedral's roof, directing light onto a transparent mesh to form the image. The Star of Bethlehem appears as a morphing geometric shape, moving slowly and gracefully across the 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 associate lecturer in the Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University.

For more on Jayson, please visit his website at http://jaysonh.com/index.htm

There will be an opportunity to meet Jayson Haebich and enjoy creative activities inspired by his Star of Bethlehem laser installation during the Chichester Starlight Trail on Thursday 29th November between 4.00pm - 5.15pm and 6.15pm - 8.00pm.