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Sacred Traditions & the Arts Seminar

Film Screening and Panel Discussion

In a departure from our usual format, the Sacred Traditions & the Arts Seminar is partnering with Art + Christianity and the Dean’s Office at King’s College London, who are hosting a film screening and discussion in the Chapel at King’s.

‘Call to Holy Ground’ is a short (20 minute) film commissioned by A+C as part of the Call to Holy Ground project which took place in Leytonstone, east London in 2020–21. It explores the intersections of belief, sanctuary and nature.

This event will be a chance to see the 20 min film before a panel discussion featuring the artist Isik Sayarer, lecturer in modern Asian Religions Dr Karen O’Brien Kop (KCL), and Director of A+C Laura Moffatt.

"The video is a pilgrimage through the elements, with elders and artists, exploring the sacred essence, and the connection with the inner landscape. The work becomes a bridge between faiths, generations, spiritual and ecological practices, bringing together the processes of ‘forming the new scripture’ and the importance of the everyday sacred act, and its role in a larger constellation of acts."

There will be the opportunity for audience members to ask questions and refreshments will be available.

About the seminar series:

The seminar on Sacred Traditions and the Arts is a joint venture between the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King’s and The Courtauld. It seeks to place researchers in dialogue who are working on any aspect of the sacred and visual culture. It is open to all scholars and students who have an interest in exploring the intersections of religion and art regardless of period, geography or tradition.

Call to Holy Ground will be preceded by a service of Evensong at 5:30pm, sung by the Choir of King's College London, to which attendees are warmly invited.

Organised by Dr Caroline Levitt (The Courtauld) and Professor Ben Quash (King’s College London).

Event details

College Chapel
Strand Building
Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS