Hydor was an in-situ ephemeral intervention conceived and developed specifically for the water tower of Canterbury Cathedral. The culturally heavy surroundings of the cloisters acted as topological membranes, filtering the spiritual atmosphere of the cathedral interior towards the freshness of the gardens and vice versa. The geometry and order of the passage that the visitor walked to experience the artwork first allowed a part perception and then revealed the whole of the installation.
The intervention consisted of two different parts. The first was physical: a water atomiser situated in the middle of the site towards the cloisters. The second was a digitally orchestrated projection of the physical object on the floor of the hallway that leads to the water tower. The projection showed the top view of the mist maker out of scale, making it difficult to apprehend and the physical object provided sensory immediacy and added another stop to the otherwise expected spatial journey of the visitors.
Hydor was developed as a collaborative project of UCA Canterbury and Canterbury Cathedral in the context of Canterbury Arts Festival 2013.