‘your heart shall live forever’ - Psalm XXII
What are the Psalms? Why do they continue to be so compelling, so powerful? What role do they have to play in contemporary artistic and spiritual practice?
These are the questions which the Psalms Project seeks to answer. This project gathers together contemporary responses to the Psalms in a variety of forms and disciplines, from visual art, music, and poems, to essays and more personal autobiographical meditations - any and all modes of appreciation, query and challenge are welcome. The aim of the project is to develop a bolder, more sophisticated understanding of the contemporary relationship between art, spirituality and devotion.
At the centre of the project will be a workshop and poetry reading at the Institute of English Studies (University of London) on Saturday 25 April 2020. Scholars, artists, musicians and poets will present material on their engagement with the Psalms.