Observations on Being has been commissioned by Coventry City of Culture Trust and produced in partnership with York Mediale. Presented in partnership with Historic Coventry Trust, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and Coventry City Council.
“Breathing involves a continual oscillation between exhaling and inhaling, offering ourselves to the world at one moment and drawing the world into ourselves at the next…” David Abram.
Observations on Being is an exhibition of newly commissioned immersive experiences by Marshmallow Laser Feast located throughout Paxton’s Arboretum within London Road Cemetery, Coventry. At the Heritage Park you will move in small groups through a series of outdoor multisensory installations that have been developed in conjunction with a number of extraordinary ecologists, writers and musicians.
Through music, poetic storytelling and compelling visuals, each experience on the journey invites you to explore your relationship with the natural world, revealing previously invisible layers of one of Coventry’s most beautiful settings. Follow the energy of the cosmos, from the Sun to the Earth, from ancient bacteria to towering forests and witness the moments when the out-breath of a plant becomes the in-breath of an animal. Step out of the everyday and expand your senses to discover the threads that link all living beings.
Observations on Being is suitable for all ages (recommended 8+).