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Paul Carter

Chapel Barbarossa, 2000

Pill Box, Gartly, Insch Rd (B9002)

Stained glass installation


In a roadside war-time 'pill-box' near Gartly (around 5 miles from Huntly) artist Paul Carter created Chapel Barbarossa, an installation which played upon the original intention of the structure with the possibility of its use as a place for soliciting extra-terrestrial communication. 

Stained-glass windows were installed, while the 5 notes of the music which engaged the alien presence in the film 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' was played. As well as explicit references to a church, this installation referred to Frederick I Barbarossa, a German Holy Roman Emperor. He too is prey to messianic legend - that he is asleep and will one day awake to restore Germany to its ancient greatness.

Find this artwork at Pill Box, Gartly, Insch Rd (B9002):