The Ritual

“Interactive art at its best” – Amy
“I really am childlike excited!” – Niki
“Takeaway rice will never be the same” – Philippa

In The Ritual, commissioned by Museums at Night for their 2016 national festival, Aowen brought the magic of Chinese spiritual tradition alive within Compton Verney and their 17th Century Capability Brown chapel by creating a massive phosphorescent rice field installation which visitors explored with UV torches, played in and used to create their own sparkling art works.


The Installation

Compton Verney Art Gallery & Chapel

Museums at Night Event

October 22nd, 2016

Making the Work

Audience Engagement

Alongside the main artwork Aowen curated and organised a number of important activities which engaged the local community more deeply with the installation and the topics it addressed: