24-26 May 2013: “The Magic of Chaos” by Jack Ashton Booth
Exhibiting site-specific work by Jack during Spring 2013, the exhibition showed a series of themes running through each floor of the lighthouse. The work covered the magical chaos of a bird’s journey to emphasise the dynamic nature of Spurn (which in itself is always on the move) and a place in which nothing ever stands still. Movement is paramount to Spurn’s existence and the existence of migrant birds.
You can find out more about Jack’s work here.
The Beginning The journey’s start, egg stage, nesting, breeding, leaving their place of birth or wintering grounds, singing Migration Flight, flocks, over land and sea, feeding, ringing, roosting, conservation efforts (habitat creation YWT and SBO…burnt areas, grazing, crake areas, feeding stations, wetlands) Hardships Exhaustion, entanglement, emaciation, predators, boats, poachers (birds missing feathers having been shot at), dominance from other birds, weather, Wintering final destination Death, food, cold weather, ringing recoveries.
2013: Gavin Repton
2012: Alice Fox
2010: Mary Rogers
2007: Martin Waters