Nothing Is Set In Stone is a monolithic installation by artist Mira Calix, incorporating an interactive sound system enabling visitors to experience the work through both touch and sound. Set in the tranquil surroundings of Fairlop Waters, a stunning country park and nature reserve in the London Borough of Redbridge, the work will appear organically rooted in its landscape.
Mira Calix is an award-winning composer, singer and performance artist known for her absorbing and experimental music and performance works. She has set the words of William Shakespeare to music, composed for the London Sinfonietta, worked with indie innovator Malcolm Middleton and supported Radiohead. She is the winner of a British Composer Award and has performed at Glastonbury, All Tomorrow's Parties, Sonar, the Barbican in London and the Sage Gateshead.
Nothing Is Set In Stone was part of Secrets. Mayor of London and London 2012 Festival presented Secrets.
Nothing Is Set In Stone is a partnership between the Mayor of London and Oxford Contemporary Music, Natural History Museum, Exhibition Road Cultural Group, Fairlop Waters Country Park, Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure, Overcraft and artist Mira Calix. Developed in partnership with Bill Gee and Susanna Roland.
"Listen, and look, and feel. There will possibly be some who seek brief respite from the Olympic melee this summer. This calm focal point at the other end of the line will provide exactly the stillness they need." Evening Standard