Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience

‘Mapping Contemporary Art in the Heritage Experience’ (MCAHE) is an interdisciplinary research project that critically examines the role and practice of temporary visual art commissioning within heritage properties in Britain today. Working with Newcastle University, I spent today recording a selection of bird enthusiasts in conversation in the guise of selected species of birds, including a Cuckoo, a Tree Sparrow and a Heron. Normal day in the life of me!

Marcus Coates has been commissioned to create an installation in the National Trust property at Cherryburn, Northumberland, the birthplace of engraver and natural history author, Thomas Bewick.  These recordings will be edited down from their mammoth initial running time of around 6.5hrs and broadcast over a multi-channel system.

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