Fatal exchanges (2017)

with Gabrielle Hoad
 
text, sound, found objects, drawing pins, urine, 12-page publication
Fatal exchanges
Photo: Gabrielle Hoad  ©

Site-responsive installation made with Gabrielle Hoad on the Cotley Estate, Somerset, for ‘Prospect’ 2017.

In 1832 the hounds of the Cotley Hunt were struck by the rabies virus and the Master of the Hunt had to shoot all but one of them. Drawing on this history as well as a series of readings made to trees in Cotley Copse, Fatal exchanges examines a network of deaths resulting from instinct, accident, pleasure and necessity.

A complementary work Read (to) the trees, invited visitor participation at the nearby copse where the hounds are buried.