Artist Andy Holden and his father, ornithologist Peter Holden, present a performative lecture on the ingenuity and diversity of nest building. Including field recordings, film archives and museum collections, this special one-night event, taking place in November 2015, is a collaboration between art and science, father and son.
Titled Cunae (Latin for nest or cradle), this lecture draws upon an ongoing body of research by the Holden's who are united in their shared enthusiasm for the natural world. This materialises as a fascinating and informative journey through a complex world of construction, wisdom and care.
Andy Holden’s Cunae: A Lecture on Nesting was commissioned by Spike Island and Artangel with the support of Bristol 2015 European Green Capital. This was the first phase of the commission; the next phase will be presented by Artangel in 2016.
Part of the Art Weekender – Bristol & Bath.
Camera: James Hughes
Director and Editor: Jared Schiller