Stable, 2007

Super 16mm transferred to DVD, Duration 8 mins

Kathleen Herbert, 2007
Super 16mm film transfered to DVD, Projection, Duration 8 mins

Stable is film documenting a performance instigated by Kathleen, where for one night she bought horses into Gloucester Cathedral to walk freely through and explore the architecture of the space.

During the English Civil War, Puritan troops, in an act of political bravado, used the Cathedral to stable horses.

Through use of the uncanny, the film blurs boundaries between fact and fiction, myth and reality, investigating ideas around superstition, rituals and histories. Hebert draws out the apparent uninteresting or unspoken, redefining social, political, historic spatial narratives.

Stable was funded by Arts Council England and Gloucestershire County Council, supported by Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester City Council.


  • Power, Fotografiska, Stockholm, 2017 Info
  • A Light Shines In The Darkness, Film and Video Umbrella Tour, various locations across the UK, 2014-15 Info,
  • Stable, MOBIA, New York, USA
, 2014, Solo exhibition
  • House of Beasts, Attingham Hall, Shropshire, UK, 2011-12 Info
  • Fantastic, Touring exhibition across North Dekota with North Dekota Museum of Art, USA, 2011
  • Vita, Kuben, Solo Exhibition, Umea, Sweden, 2009
  • Hå gamle prestegard, Solo Exhibition, Norway, 2009
  • Danielle Arnaud, Solo exhibition, London, UK, 2008
  • Digitale Poezie, Sint Lukas Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, 2008


  • Ossian Ward, Fresh set of eyes – 40 Great Young Artists, Time Out, October 2008, p20
  • Richard Cork, Encountering Stable, Stable, 2007 (also includes interview with Ele Carpenter)
  • David Trigg, Exhibition Review of Stable, AN Magazine, July 2007, p.7  Read

Extracts from Stable