Communion, 2-part film installation

Communion, 2-part film installation

Photo  Victoria Proffitt

Communion, 2-part installation, 2013

Part 1:

Artprox presents Communion (2010)  at Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead, London.  The large Neo Gothic,  non-conformist chapel was built in 1862.  The Victorian Gothic interior echoes the intricate Pugin details of the chapel setting of the film itself.  The installation includes printed artwork for the display cabinets on the exterior of the church.  With thanks to Reverend Ewan King for making the church available to the project.

Photo John Bugeja

Part 2:

The film is then presented in the Queen’s Cinema, Gibraltar.  The Queen’s  Cinema opened in 1957 and is one of the few remaining single screen, grand cinemas in Europe. It was closed in 2006, but is  architecturally intact including its luxurious furnishings and  35mm projection.  The vast space of the 50’s cinema is transformed into a first time venue for the film installation together with a large format printed artwork for the façade. (Billboard  200cm x 600cm  on blue back cinema poster paper for the Queen’s Cinema facade, 2013)


Communion, limited edition publication with a text by Sarah Cooper, author of  The Soul of Film Theory.



“Art, Cinema and the Soul”, a panel discussion with Dr. Sarah Cooper, Nina Danino, Reverend Ewan King and Dr. Gilda Williams, Heath Street Baptist Church,  London, October 2013.    Nina Danino in a Q&A with Alice Mascarenhas, Queen’s Cinema, Gibraltar, November 2013


Supported using public funding by the Arts Council England and Ministry of Culture, Government of Gibraltar.


Flyer for the talk at Heath Street, 2013

Poster  69cm x 49cm  for the display cabinets, Heath Street Baptist Church,  2013