Friday, July 27, 2012

Catherine Clover at Platform

Catherine Clover; A Filth of Starlings 
opening Friday 3rd August 2012

This exhibition comprises 24 A1 size works on paper, two in each cabinet. The works are, effectively, lists of the collective nouns used for a variety of urban bird species, including ravens, sparrows, crows and starlings. A huge variety of collective nouns, particularly for groupings of animals, are a characteristic of the English language. These nouns are intriguing and some of the versions can be traced back to 15th century Britain. The exhibition looks at our ambiguous relationship with these birds through numerousness and close proximity, two of the main reasons many of us dislike them.

Exhibition Dates: 3rd-25th August
Open Mon-Fri 7am-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm

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