1. the act of murmuring, the utterance of a low continuous voicing of dissent
2. a flock
What can we learn from a murmuration of birds? How do we feel when we observe the patterns of birds in flight? And what has observation come to mean in a country where we are subject to more surveillance than at any point in history?
These are the starting points for A Murmuration, a collaborative art project that responds to the Brighton Festival 2015 theme of migration by asking what freedom of movement and thought really means.
In collaboration with writers Helen Macdonald and Olivia Laing, A Murmuration combines film, text, images and cross-artform dialogue to rethink how we frame the natural world, how we understand patterns and just how free is the modern gaze.