French & Mottershead
Lull - Listening Session
Norfolk Wonder Walk Pack Event
Join a collective listening session on a winter walk through King’s Lynn as you hear the poetic and evocative audio art work Lull.
A voice guides you on an exploration of the town as habitat, telling a story of how plants, animals and fungi bide their time, waiting for Spring. As you wander, your attention will be drawn to the life you can and cannot see, and you’ll find yourself thinking of absences and arrivals, abilities and adaptations, and of your own seasonal and bodily rhythms.
French & Mottershead will be present to introduce and accompany the walk, and then convene for refreshments and informal discussion at Stories of Lynn, after the walk.
Tickets for the Listening Session are free but you will need to purchase the Lull walk pack for £5 to take part (there is no need to add the £3 postage, the pack will be available for collection at Lynn Museum before the Listening Session). Walk packs could be shared but everyone will need a smartphone and headphones to download and listen to the audio.
Lull invites you to take a winter walk through the town of King’s Lynn, as you listen via headphones to a story of how plants, animals and fungi bide their time, waiting for Spring.
Starting from outside Lynn Museum, the town becomes a habitat for life you can and cannot see. As you wander, you’ll find yourself thinking of absences and arrivals, abilities and adaptations, and of your own seasonal and bodily rhythms. Until you realise you’ve arrived somewhere new.
Lull is experienced through a spoken narrative streamed to your own smartphone. It has been written using insights gathered from local entomologists, botanists, and ecologists, combined with site research on overwintering strategies and habitats.
Each pack contains instructions to access the Lull audio, accompanied by materials that help illustrate or elaborate on data or anecdotes locating the walk in King’s Lynn. These include a map of habitats, a fold-out of animal tracks and average life expectancies, day length and temperature charts for Astronomical and Meteorological Winter, an image of a Peacock Butterfly, and a Brown Long-Eared Bat for the palm of your hand.
French & Mottershead are the UK artist duo Rebecca French and Andrew Mottershead. Spanning performance, video, photography, sound and digital installation, their work makes use of detailed social and forensic research to expand the viewer’s relationship to site. Often working with experts as part of their process, they undertake rigorous investigations into the ways environments, architectures and public spaces connect with who we are, and define a particular context to examine the codes and conventions that underpin the flows of feeling within.
You will need your own smartphone and headphones to listen to the audio. The audio can be streamed or downloaded from Spotify, iTunes or Google Podcasts, links to the audio are included in the pack.
Age guidance: 10+, those under 16 must be with a parent or guardian.
Length of walk: 43 minutes, plus 30-40 minutes discussion.
Accessibility: The walk will take an accessible route and the discussion at Stories of Lynn will take place in an accessible room with access to an accessible toilet.
A full transcript of the audio is available via the audio webpage, a link to which is in the pack.
Tickets for the Listening Session are free but you will need to purchase the Lull walk pack for £5 to take part.
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