The idea for Souls/soles at St. Michael’s Church, Honiton,
was a critique of social positions and hierarchies prevalent in the
seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, enacted through the spatial
positioning of an imagined congregation in this former parish church.
Local history research from the period from 1647 until 1797, during
which time six fires devastated this small Devon market town, provided
material for a virtual reconstruction of positions of pews (which
had been removed), family ties, and power relations.
charred commemorative screen