06 March 2015Dawn Chorus
We've just completed the opening poster for the new Marcus Coates show at Fabrica Gallery. Dawn Chorus, uses unique digital methods to explore the relationship between birdsong and the human voice, drawing out similarities between the behaviour of birds and humans.
This immersive multi-screen film installation features 19 individual singers who uncannily recreate birdsong. Together they form a chorus that accurately simulates the sounds and timings of a natural dawn chorus.
With each singer depicted in an everyday location: an underground car park, an osteopathic clinic, a bedroom, a bathtub, Dawn Chorus is as much a portrait of British society as it is of the natural world.
The exhibition, a fourteen screen installation will open on 3 April, with a preview (open to all) on 2 April, 6-9pm at Fabrica, 40 Duke Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1AG.