Inspiration from Nature #004


Image: Stella by Linda McCartney
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1. Listen
The Dying of the Ice with Olafur Eliasson on BBC Radio 4. An audio elegy and a lament for the disappearing sea ice of the north pole. The sound of ice melting, thawing and shifting across a year is the essence of this tone poem, woven with song, poetry, art and music about the ice. Featuring the sounds of melting and retreating ice in the Arctic and the under-ice creatures living in that boundary as an active, low volume soundtrack audible throughout the programme.

Image: Ice Watch, Photo by Justin Sutcliffe


2. Watch
Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf


3. Visit
Garden of Earthly Delights at The Gropius Bau, Berlin sees over 20 international artists using the space of the garden as a metaphor for the state of the world, in an exploration of the complexities of our chaotic and increasingly precarious present.

Image: Pipilotti Rist, Homo sapiens sapiens, 2005. Audio-video installation (video still) © Pipilotti Rist, Courtesy: Pipilotti Rist, Hauser & Wirth and Luhring Augustine
4. Book
Join us on Sunday 29 September for the first Houseplant Festival at the Garden Museum in London, curated by Alice Vincent (author of How to Grow Stuff and writer for The Telegraph, @noughticulture).
Image: David Grandorge