• Image: Andy Holden, 'The Opposite of Time' (2017), film still, courtesy the artist and Artangel.

ANDY HOLDEN | A NATURAL HISTORY OF NEST BUILDING | THE OPPOSITE OF TIME

A special screening of two film works by artist Andy Holden, for Open CAST 2019.

In A Natural History of Nest Building (2017) Andy collaborates with his father Peter Holden, a notable ornithologist, to describe the mechanics and idiosyncrasies of bird behaviour.

The Opposite of Time (2017) is narrated by an animated crow, voiced by Holden, who guides us through the social history of egg collecting, illegal in Great Britain since 1954. It’s a story of fixation and tenacity, with ‘eggers’ going to astonishing lengths to find their treasure.

The films were commissioned by Artangel, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery and Towner Art Gallery, with the support of the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Spike Island and Bristol Green Capital 2015, the Henry Moore Foundation and Artangel’s Guardian Angels.

Andy will return to Cornwall from 11 to 18 October to lead the Cornwall Workshop 2019 and to give a public talk, the date and location for which will be announced in our October newsletter.