Our main goal is to help the Church of the Redeemer find a place on the list of the churches worth visiting while in Jerusalem. Its centuries deep sounding, in the archaeological site under the church, tells the 2000 year old story of Jerusalem itself. But we didn’t want to tell this story, since it can be and has been told several times. Instead, we wanted to connect it to the present. Connecting the past with the future became our greatest goal. „Nexus“, standing for connection in Latin, became our working title.
We were symbolizing this new attempt as the body of the church with its joints, oxygen and came up with the idea of a nerve system. The “nerve system” should be something interactive, that stimulates or enhances the church and its atmosphere with sound and light. It should blend in with our overall project frame “connection” and define it at the same time, it should be entertaining in a “Hollywood style”, but not digitalized like a virtual reality. The solution was a trans-media instrument which we called “the harp”.