Sermon – On the seventh beatitude a reconstructed pulpit normally associated with the performance of a philosophical or theological presentation, is used on this occasion as a platform, inviting the audience to participate in a performative act of individually ascending the spiral stairs to stand in view overlooking the space. At the top there is a set of headphones, presenting an intimate audio recording of Spencer reading a monologue which refers to wisdom of the Enneagram, a personality type system that describes patterns in how people interpret the world and manage their emotions.

Work inspired by Author Robert Holden.

Exhibited at the exhibition # Flaunt It, Southampton (Nov 2019), a co-curated exhibition by Tony Spencer and Peter McGinnis, with guest artist Jilly Evans.

Materials: Reclaimed pallet-wood, black mat paint, audio recording, headphones.

© Tony Spencer 2019