The Candle Project

Abigail Conway

Cool down 2021/22 Performance Premiere

In a fleeting world that offers little space for listening, “The Candle Project” creates a space for contemplation, connection and regeneration. The artist Abigail Conway, who was a guest at HELLERAU in 2019 with the project “Home Sweet Home”, invites the audience to work together to make beeswax candles and to make wishes for the future. On 8 July, all the candles will be lit together in a festive ceremony accompanied by choirs from Dresden. As they burn down, the embedded messages become visible again and can be shared and taken away. 


Artist: Abigail Conway 
Set Design & Build: Tin Shed Scenery 
Installation Technician: Alastair Armstrong  
Lighting Design  & Production Management: Martin Langthorne 
Sound Design: Ross Flight  
Producer: Sally Rose 
Originally Commissioned by The Spire and developed with the support of the Arts Council England, The Spire and ACCA.