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Sistine Chapel, Fever, Digbeth, Birmingham

I love exhibitions that think outside the box. The Sistine chapel exhibition is different. Whilst In Rome, I missed the opportunity to see the Sistine Chapel and wonder what the experience is like. Apparently it is very crowded and you spend your time looking upwards and at a distance at the great works of Michelangelo. It is still said to be a moving experience.

Sistine Chapel, Fever, Digbeth, Birmingham
God divides the water from the earth.

Meanwhile in a warehouse in deepest Digbeth, there is a Secret Space and it was here that 34 life sized reproductions of the frescos were displayed by the Fever exhibition company.  The pictures were arranged around two large rooms and there was an audio accompaniment to each fresco. Some pictures were hung on the ceiling with the majority on the sides of the warehouse.

Sistine Chapel, Fever, Digbeth, Birmingham
The Creation of Adam
Sistine Chapel, Fever, Digbeth, Birmingham
Taking a picture
Sistine Chapel, Fever, Digbeth, Birmingham
The Ceiling of the Warehouse in Digbeth.

There was ample space to move around and take pictures. My friend Monsignor Danny McHugh religiously followed the audio narrative. I chose to jump back and forth taking pictures of both the exhibition and the observers. It was an enjoyable experience.  A church like atmosphere was maintained throughout by the use of choral music.  I found that I came away with an enhanced understanding of how Michelangelo executed his paintings and the thought processes behind them.  There were some humorous parts of the narrative that accompanied the picture viewing. There were some nice attentions to detail and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

Sistine Chapel, Fever, Digbeth, Birmingham
David and Goliath
Sistine Chapel, Fever, Digbeth, Birmingham
The Prophet Ezekiel
Sistine Chapel, Fever, Digbeth, Birmingham
The Last Judgement
Sistine Chapel, Fever, Digbeth, Birmingham
So much to take in
Sistine Chapel, Fever, Digbeth, Birmingham
Looking upwards
Sistine Chapel, Fever, Digbeth, Birmingham
Judith Slays Holofernes
Sistine Chapel, Fever, Digbeth, Birmingham
Zechariah

Next I will visit the real Sistine Chapel but for now I hope you enjoy the pictures. If you can catch the exhibition in your own local town then I would recommend seeing it.

Sistine Chapel, Fever, Digbeth, Birmingham
In deepest Digbeth, the Secret Place, River Street
Sistine Chapel, Fever, Digbeth, Birmingham
Contemporary Art outside the Exhibition

The pictures were taken with both my Fujifilm x100v and my iPhone13. The mobile phone does a great job of low light situations but I like the control that the x100v gives me as well. I have the settings of the Fujifilm on Aperture priority and automatic ISO.