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Cathedral hosts Magna Carta exhibition

by Hannah Tooley

It is all part of the Magna Carta celebrations and was created by international digital arts design group, Squidsoup.

The special exhibition looks at the 1215 document of which only four copies are still left in the world.

Antony Row is from Squidsoup and helped design it, he told Premier it has taken the artists years to complete: "It's the result of about eight years research and working on and off, we spent about the last eight years working on these three-dimensional light structures and turning them into these immersive installations.

"The key phrases from the Magna Carta emerge branch-like from a structure that's projected onto a wall, and so you get these sort of branches of phrases from the Magna Carta that emerge and as you walk in there you can sort of manipulate them and move them around." 

Nick Spencer, Research Director at Theos, told Premier's News Hour: "In retrospect we can see how it's a critically important document in setting out various different judicial structures and rights and liberties that had never really been put on paper before hand."

But he added that: "There was a lot of low-down and dirty politics at the time, and the people that were responsible for drafting the Magna Carta weren't interested in setting out some kind of Medieval UN declaration of human rights."

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