Studio Nathan Coley

Heaven Is A Place Where Nothing Ever Happens 2008

Details

Scaffolding and Illuminated text
6m x 6m x 4m

Installation

Folkestone, England
ACCA, Melbourne

Photo Credit

Thierry Bal

Other Information

Commissioned by the Folkestone Triennial, 2008
Curator Andrea Schlieker

Subsequently Shown:
ACCA, Melbounre 2010

Reviews

Review by Liza Power, ‘The Age’ Melbourne
http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/heavens-above--a-p...

Heaven

Nathan Coley

Heaven (‘hev-uh n) n 1 (sometimes cap.) Christianity. 1. the abode of God, the angels, and the spirits of the righteous after death; the place or state of existence of the blessed after the mortal life. 2. (initial capital letter) Often, Heavens. the celestial powers; God. 3. a metonym for God (used in expressions of emphasis, surprise, etc.): For heaven's sake! 4. Heavens (used interjectionally to express emphasis, surprise, etc.): Heavens, what a cold room. 5. Usually, heavens. the sky, firmament, or expanse of space surrounding the earth. 6. a place or state of supreme happiness: She made his life a heaven on earth.

‘Stairway to Heaven’ is a song by the British rock band Led Zeppelin composed by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant and recorded on their fourth studio album, (Led Zeppelin IV). It is the most requested and most played song on FM radio stations in the United States, despite never having been released as a single there. In November 2007, through download sales promoting their recent Mothership release, the song hit #37 on the UK Singles Chart and #13 on the New Zealand Singles Chart.
In 1982 a prominent US Baptist claimed that the song (when played in reverse) contains Satanic references. This so called ‘Backmasking’ was discussed at a hearing of the Consumer Protection and Toxic Materials Committee of the California State Assembly into popular music where the song was played as evidence. Led Zeppelin for the most party have ignored such claims; for years the only comment came from Swan Song Records which issued the statement: “Our turntables only play in one direction - forwards”.

Heaven is a wooden roof or canopy over the outer stage of an Elizabethan theater.

Heaven is a film directed by Tom Tykwer, staring Cate Blanchett and Giovanni Ribisi. A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer. At roughly an hour and a half, 'Heaven' is a cinematic triumph that nudges open the gates to the philosophy and psychology of the lone man or woman along with those of society on the whole. It takes place in Italy, but Tykwer himself stated in an interview that really it could have been shot in any number of places with the message remaining the same. 'Heaven' is a thinly-scripted, in-depth commentary on issues prevailing throughout the modern world. Drugs, sex, sexuality, identity and the fibres that make up humans as a race are what this film revolves around: it is not a film for tourists or spectators. First released in 2002, duration 97 mins

Heaven is clean fresh cotton sheet on a large comfortable bed

Heaven is famous gay nightclub in Villiers Street in London. It first opened its doors in the mid 80’s. Club nights include ‘popcorn’, ‘WORK!’, Heaven Saturday and HardHouseHeaven “London is fortunate to have all its options, but nothing quite matches Heaven's endurance, size or variety”. Getting into Heaven is best accomplished by buying ticket online in advance: - www.heaven-london.com/london

Heaven is a farm in the heart of Sussex Weald where time stood still. It celebrates 170 years of farming life throughout the year, catering for all visitors including groups and coach parties. www.heavenfarm.co.uk

Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens