Where: Salvage City at Acklam
Village 3 Acklam Road W10 5TY
When: Salvage City Open
Friday 18 to Sunday 20 July, and Wednesday 23 to Sunday 27 July
| 13:00 to 22:00
Tickets: Free | No booking
Sit inside a giant bird’s nest, fantastical in size, and listen
to a composed soundscape of juxtaposed environmental sounds. The
nest is constructed using traditional weaving techniques, taking
inspiration from the way that birds build their habitats. Housed
within a bird box-like shed, our understanding of nature and what
we think of as a home are brought to the forefront, as sounds from
outside are brought inside and sounds from inside are brought
outside, melding together public and private space.
On the outside of the human-size bird box are smaller bird boxes
fitted with speakers and motion sensors. Tip-toe up and eavesdrop
on the communities of sound placed within these ‘homes’. Issues
around domesticity arise as you’re encouraged to reflect on the
environments that we create, on everything that lives alongside us,
and how we coexist in these spaces.
Nesting Instinct is designed by sound and visual artist Kin.
After training in composition and specialising in musicology, Kin’s
interest in sampling and remixing often manifests itself in her
visual art. Driven to create interactive pieces where the audience
have a tangible role in its realisation, her work confronts the
perceived gap between artist and viewer. In keeping with this
ethos, she commonly works in a collaborative way taking a step back
from and resisting the role of artist as an authoritative
Nesting Instinct is a development of the outdoor installation
Eavesdropping commissioned and toured in 2013.