Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Beach Hut 5

Hut 399 tonight was all about gleams of glory amongst the grit and grime.  The installation was created by Josh Harrison and you can see more of his work and interests here.  

 The hut was themed around phrases from the carol Silent Night, particularly:

Glories stream from heaven afar
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face...

While the crowd enjoyed the visual feast there was audio of the carol playing with cows mooing away over the top of the carol - because a birth in a stable wasn't probably such a silent night after all... 

Real stable manure was mixed in with the straw to heighten the contrast that God should come to earth in such a humble way. 

Golden origami cubes were coming down from above, lit by the oversize bulb centrepiece and there was a trough of gold-wrapped sweets which was of enormous interest to children and adults alike.

Our next hut is number 374 and should prove to be a Holy Night.