Sonic adventures inspired by dusk in Oxford's beautiful Botanic Garden
Dusk is a very special time of day, a time of transition, a time when some go to sleep and others wake up, when the light changes from one moment to the next and the air is full of mysterious sounds, a time aptly named by photographers The Magic Hour.
For three nights in the autumn of 2008, the beautiful University of Oxford’s Botanic Garden opened its gates after hours and invited people in to immerse themselves in a September sunset. Artists Rob Kesseler, Rag and Bone, Max Eastley, David Rothenberg, IOU and Robert Jarvis were commissioned by OCM and the Botanic Garden to create new works in response to the garden and to dusk. Together they conjured up an evocative sonic and visual world that examined and celebrated nature.
The artists explored the garden and its plant and animal life since that spring and witnessed the changes over the summer. They also worked with community and school groups and picnickers on Saturdays through the summer to create other works of art that inhabited the garden.
The project was generously supported by Arts Council England Lottery programme and by BMW Group Plant Oxford through Oxford Inspires.
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