possible stone row. gloucester cathedral .

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rethinking our (henry|seaton) installation in the garth of gloucester cathedral in the light of recent work. these cast concrete pieces were seen as ‘the critical ante-chambers containing material that appears both ancient and modern… it takes the shape of a criciform with its northern ‘transept’ truncated and set againt the ‘monks lavatory’ in the north walk cloisters. this emulates the layout of the cathedral proper with its unequal transepts, but with the direction of the ‘nave’ reflected from east to west. the death of objects suggested in the construction of the work, their strange resemblance to sarcophagus makes their siting within the common ground of the cathedral and close to its once daily bodily functions emphasises the juxtaposition between the sacred and profane contained within the work.