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Multimedia artist Mark Ware blogs about Cathedra 900, a multimedia event to be staged at Exeter Cathedral from summer 2012 to spring 2013.

Judging the eight Stroke Association art nominees: Angus Igwe

27 June 2012

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Over recent years I’ve been involved with supporting Interact Reading Service and The Stroke Association, two charities that help people with stroke.  I do so as a result of my experiences as a stroke survivor.  This year I was pleased to be invited by the Stroke Association to help judge the art category for its Life After Stroke Awards 2012.  The winner we chose was Angus Igwe. He was presented with his award in London on 20th June. Angus is 60 and had a stroke in June...

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Cathedra 900: Beginnings and perspective

27 June 2012

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photo of stone pillars in Exeter cathedral

Mark Ware blogs about the influence of Alexander Rodchenko on his arts project in Exeter Cathedral Beginnings are strange things, aren’t they? Cathedra 900 began with thoughts about sea waves and the work of the Russian artist, Alexander Rodchenko. Several months ago I saw a T.V. programme about sea waves. It explained that out at sea, waves don’t move. Rather, it is energy that moves. Proof can be seen when a floating object bobs up and down on water as energy passes under it....

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Cathedra 900: Tagging photographs with disability

10 June 2012

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photo of a stone angel in Exeter cathedral

All of my photographs are tagged with disability.  Since January I’ve taken several hundred digital photographs for the Cathedra 900 project at Exeter Cathedral. This is in preparation for the 3D exhibition that will run from 23rd July until 31st August. From the outset I’ve catalogued each shot for easy access at a later date. But what I hadn’t reckoned on was how my disability would help with this process. I had my stroke over 16 years ago. It impacts upon every aspect...

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