Woodland by French & Mottershead

article thumb - French & Mottershead 'Woodland'. Photo Paul Blakemore

French & Mottershead 'Woodland'. Photo Paul Blakemore

Summary

Woodland by artists French & Mottershead is a meditative and deeply affecting audio work that creates a self-portrait of the body after death using spoken narrative with insights from forensic anthropologists and ecologists.

Date & time

Date:27 September 2019 to 28 September 2019

Time:6pm to 8pm

Event Details

Address:One Tree Hill
Honor Oak Park Road
London

Post code:SE23 3RA

Tickets: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.

Description

Friday 27 – Saturday 28 September, 2019 “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 that 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. How to book: 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.

Transport

By Bus:One Tree Hill is accessible by bus routes P4 and P12 and only a short walk from Brockley Rise where bus routes 122, 171, and 172 pass.

By Train:Honor Oak Park is the nearest station for Southern and London Overground trains. It is about a 5 minute walk to the registration point at One Tree Hill. Four mainline trains an hour go to London Bridge station and the London Overground has approximately 8 trains an hour from Dalston in the north to West Croydon and Crystal Palace in the south.

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