AboutAttingham Park will be the venue for two artists' performances on Saturday 19th May
Marcus Coates - The Denominator
Marcus Coates is renowned for his shamanistic performances and the use of animal sounds in his work. In The Denominator, Coates will give a live, audio-based performance, exploring the relationships between man-made and bird/animal sounds. Using custom made software to mix and manipulate the speed of a track, the performance reveals unexpected connections and coincidences between different species and our built environment, for example a police car siren sped up by 800% sounds very similar to a section of Greenfinch song. The relationship between these unrelated sounds suggests that the speed of our audible world, as a common denominator, has a connectivity all of its own.
Andy Holden - Bird Song
Lecture on Bird Song is a collaborative one hour lecture by artist Andy Holden and his father, ornithologist Peter Holden. Taking as its starting point a series of six walks beginning at their home in rural Bedfordshire, the presentation discusses the history of interpreting bird song as well as its role in defending territory and courtship. Including live music from Buzzard Lope.
£10 per person (includes both performances and free admission into the park and grounds of Attingham from 1pm)
Booking essential: email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01584 891659
Susie MacMurray will be at Attingham Park on Sunday 20th May
House of Beasts artist Susie MacMurray often makes site-specific sculptures in historic spaces. On Sunday 20th May join MacMurray in making a new artwork at Attingham Park. With your help MacMurray will create a sparkling temporary installation 'Spawn' on the front lawn at Attingham. Each participant will add their own water filled balloons to 'Spawn' which over the following days will begin to burst at random.
50p per balloon, National Trust admission charges apply
Meet the Artist
Meet House of Beasts artist Susie MacMurray who will talk about the creation, material, form and context of her commissioned work 'Herd' and how the work links and ties to the landscape of Attingham and in particular the deer park.
MacMurray will also discuss her other artwork and making processes during the talk.
£8, National Trust admission charges apply
Pre-booking is advisable. Book at email@example.com or tel 01743 708170
SEE THE SUMMER EVENTS PAGE FOR THESE AND MORE HOUSE OF BEASTS EVENTS, INCLUDING CURATOR'S TOURS.