French & Mottershead, Woodland

27 Sep 2019 – 28 Sep 2019

Regular hours

Fri, 27 Sep
18:00 – 19:00
Sat, 28 Sep
12:00 – 13:0013:30 – 14:0014:00 – 15:0015:00 – 16:0016:00 – 17:0017:00 – 18:0018:00 – 19:0019:00 – 20:00

Cost of entry

£5.75 – £6.50 + booking fees

One Tree Hill

England, United Kingdom


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“a work celebrating our belonging to the wider fabric of the universe – something we often forget” Aesthetica Magazine


Experience French & Mottershead’s moving audio work Woodland at the first public outdoor staging of the work in London at One Tree Hill, Honor Oak. Woodland describes your body’s slow fade into the leaf litter of the forest floor, whilst lying under the ancient oak on top of One Tree Hill. This work connects you deeply to your body and to the oak itself, and considers the biological and chemical processes that continue long after you are conscious, as you are gently subsumed by the earth over thousands of years. Woodland is one of four works from French & Mottershead’s Afterlife series: exploring stories in poetic yet forensic detail, of the human body’s decomposition and the influence of different environments. They collaborated with forensic anthropologists, ecologists and conservators in developing each piece, researching minute details in the science of decay and renewal to create a series of works that puncture our fear of the unknown.

Booking essential!
You can experience this meditative and deeply affecting work by booking tickets here. Each listening experience lasts 30 minutes. This is an outdoor work. Please remember to wear warm, waterproof clothing and sensible shoes. Woodland explores death and decomposition and is recommended for ages 14 and over or by parental guidance. We are offering a 10% discount to Southwark Presents card holders. 


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