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A Skulk of Foxes – a collective of charming couplings
2nd May 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 3rd May 2020 @ 12:30 am
A skulk of foxes: a collective of charming couplings and meetings across London.
Took place on Saturday 2 May – and you can read about the evening of collective inspiralling on NEWS page – Skulking the City/A Charm of Foxes.
Join REVEIL and soundcamp 2020: to follow inspirallondon’s live project – a skulk of foxes – 11 mics Otherwalking with/as urban foxes across North & South London – on Saturday 2 May from 8.15pm-9.15pm listen to a live collective dusk chorus as the foxes emerge from their dens and earths to scavenge or play; from 10.30-11.15pm listen to this charm of foxes, meetings and couplings across London, listening in to the lockdowned city and discussing what we have seen/experienced/heard. How we co-exist with the other and how we might reflect on the human beast through the eyes, ears, and padded whiskered feet of vulpes vulpes.
To listen go to Reveil Platform Page and on left hand side scroll down the projects to play button A Skulk of Foxes – a collective of charming couplings across London – and you will hear the mix (if not see the locussonus soundmap). You can open this map in another window, focus in on London and identify fox mics as listed below as they move across the city to meet in small couplings and chatrms – at Woolwich Thameside, at Finsbury Park, along the Lee Valley; in Camberwell and up in dark Epping Forest:
The mobile live mics on locussonus soundmap will remain live throughout the evening from approx. 7.45pm to after midnight on Saturday. So if you miss the live project mix you can still pick up individual sound streams across London marked variously with account names that include – ‘skulk of foxes’, ‘otherwalking’; ‘inspiral’ (Will Brook/names of other artists). A full list of mics and monicas will be updated on Saturday. Enjoy…
As cities emptied – hollowed out by lockdown at night – a skulk of urban foxes leaves their comfortable earths to set out on a hunt for food and entertainment. Individual foxes, and couples, searching for the sounds and life of North and South London make journeys towards each other, listening and tracking their territories for rival scavengers and ‘wildlife’. As midnight approaches, the North and South River skulkers will meet in couplings to discuss and dissect their evenings’ charming wandering. Questions of what was heard, what sensed, seen and experienced; of the other walking the city and of our co-existence with other inhabitants.
Optimal Social Distancing measures are followed in the making of this collective urban fox soundscape and many of the mobile mics will be following parts of the inspirallondon.com trail. Urban foxes leave their home simultaneously at 8pm (GMT) for dusk sounding and will be making their discursive meetings between 10.30-11.30 pm. A skulk of foxes is an inspirallondon project for soundcamp 2020 with a collective of mobile mic handlers-foxes.
For the collective pooled event the artists and associate inspirallers include: Jamie Beddard, Will Brook, Richard Couzins, counterproductions, James Eastaway, Rachel Gomme, Calum F Kerr & Miyuki Kasahara, Frog Morris, Alex McEwen, Sarah Sparkes & Ian Thompson, Keith Turpin and Anne Robinson.
Link to REVEIL 2020 soundcamp events – 2 to 3 May 2020
For inspiral, interview, discussion and sound walk with soundcamp in June 2019 visit here