The Temple of Agape
Bright neon colors and bold typography make up the new project designed by Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan. They were commissioned by the Southbank Centre for their summer ‘Festival of Love’.
The Southbank Centre commissioned several artists and designers to create different pieces based on seven ancient greek themes of love: agape, storge, pragma, philia, philautia, eros & ludos.
The Temple of Agape is a celebration of the love of humanity, and invites people to come in, make themselves confortable, and enjoy the eye candy that’s characteristic of Morag & Luke style. During the festival, the structures were used for events and performances.
The festival was held on the months of July and August of this year. (2014).
‘working on the project has reinforced for us that love in all its guises is not simple. at the same time, when you are in love, it can be the purest and simplest place to be.’ – Morag & Luke.
Artists: Morag Myerscough & Luke Morgan
Client: Southbank Centre
Curator: Georgia Ward, Southbank Centre
Producer: Beth Burgess, Southbank Centre
Project Manager: Paul Denton, Southbank Centre
specialist Scaffold & Temporary Works
Engineers: Tubular techniques Limited
Scaffold Contractor: Castle Scaffolding ltd
Painting: Morag Myerscough, Lizzie Toole, Kathryn Cross and volunteers
Construction Period : 4th june – 27th june, 2014
Gross internal floor area: internal temple area 6m x 6m