How do you deal with the challenge of making work to fit the scale and beauty of a venue which in itself is stunning? Artist Casey Mackenzie, who is exhibiting Baptised by Blood in St Sepulchre's church, The City, London on 27th November, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to make sure she can do exactly that. She is aiming to raise funds to create a large-scale mixed media installation for one night, allowing contemporary art to interact with medieval architecture.
The church was built in 1450, gutted in the great fire of 1666, then renovated in the 18th Century. Captain John Smith is buried in the south aisle, and Roger Ascham, Queen Elizabeth I's tutor, and Sir Henry Wood, founder of the 'Proms' are also buried there. Located opposite the Old Bailey, the church is steeped in history.
Casey makes art dealing with the relationship between the institutions of art and religion, and the show is a culmination of her MA in Fashion Photography at London College of Fashion. If you'd like to support someone who is willing to take risks in order to create something ambitious, then you can back Casey's campaign here – bit.ly/cmjbbb – and get some original artwork or limited edition lithographic posters as one of the rewards.