Birds scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth, but sadly we don't speak bird
27 February 2020
Join artist Marianna Simnett in conversation with a crow titled Birds scream at the top of their lungs in horrified hellish rage every morning at daybreak to warn us all of the truth, but sadly we don’t speak bird. Through bird screams and flute refrains, they tell stories about silence, listening, muteness, queerness, and love.
This is an adapted version of the performance Birds scream… that Simnett first presented at E.A.T. / Engadin Art Talks on 25 January 2020, in Zuoz, Switzerland. The title is a quote by the late musician Kurt Cobain.
This is a free event—all are welcome.
Marianna Simnett (b. 1986) completed her MA at the Slade School of Art in 2013. Her films, installations, drawings, and sculptures challenge the way bodies are perceived and imagined. Simnett won the Jerwood / FVU Award in 2014 and was shortlisted for the Jarman Award in 2017. Her work has been shown in many museums and galleries internationally. Solo exhibitions include: Kunsthalle Zürich, 2019; Copenhagen Contemporary, 2019; FACT Liverpool, 2019; Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, 2019; New Museum, New York, 2018; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, 2018; Zabludowicz Collection, London, 2018; Matt’s Gallery, London, 2017; and Seventeen, London, 2017.