21 March 2016
Alight: Art and the Sacred App Released
Alight: Art and the Sacred App released on the Apple i-Tune store.
A major new initiative of the Centre for Arts and the Sacred at King’s, with the generous support of the Jerusalem Trust, has been the creation of a pioneering app called Alight. Alight introduces its users to works of art in a way that explores the art's religious dimensions and devotional power.
Its map directs you to locations where key works can be found – some in major collections, and some hidden gems in places of worship or outdoor locations. The Collections tab offers 'curated pilgrimages' that connect works in different places across the city and offer unique perspectives on temporary exhibitions as well as insight into permanent ones. When you find an artwork you can listen to short commentaries by theologians, artists, art historians and others. They will share some of the spiritual responses they have to these works. You can capture your response with Alight’s unique ‘burning bush’ slider.
The App can be downloaded from the Apple i-Tunes store.