In conversation with Marcus Coates - Cape Farewell - The cultural response to climate change

In conversation with artist Marcus Coates

Cape Farewell and MOSI held a conversation with artist Marcus Coates about connectivity and the relationships between entities that we are part of, but not always aware of. Marcus explained how his digital installation The Sounds of Others: A Biophonic Line reveals unexpected links between different species. He also discussed how James Lovelock's Gaia Theory inspired the installation, as well as his long term fascination with vocalisation as tool to reconsider our relationship with the natural world.

For this work Marcus Coates has studied hundreds of animal sounds to discover the minute but discernible connections between them. By stretching and compressing the sounds, resemblances between them appear. The installation reveals a complex and fascinating world of acoustic communication and our connection with it.

In conversation with Marcus Coates
Thurs 23rd October 2014, 7pm
Museum of Science & Industry
Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 3FP

This evening The Sounds of Others: A Biophonic Line installation will be open from 6pm until 9pm.

The Manchester Science Festival
Thu 23 Oct 2014 to Sun 2 Nov 2014
10:00 - 17:00

This work was developed as part of Cape Farewell and MOSI's annual Lovelock Art Commissions project.

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