Incredible Journeys

Thursdays-Sundays, 5-26 August, 10am-5pm

©Heinrich & Palmer - Aerial 3
©Heinrich & Palmer - Aerial 3

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'Tentacles' at Accroche-Coeurs Festival, France © Terry Rook
'Tentacles' at Accroche-Coeurs Festival, France © Terry Rook

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©Heinrich & Palmer - Aerial 3
©Heinrich & Palmer - Aerial 3

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Soar through the air and plunge under the sea at The Coro this summer in a free, family-friendly exhibition exploring the fascinating worlds of animal and human migration.

Enter under the unforgettable sight of huge inflatable cartoon tentacles reaching out into the Ulverston sky and there’s a world of Incredible Journeys inside just waiting to be explored.

The centrepiece is Heinrich and Palmer’s beautiful and awe-inspiring video installation, Aerial, which takes 3D laser scans of fourteen extraordinary migratory birds and transforms them into dancing bodies of light in a breath-taking virtual diorama, set to a specially composed soundtrack.

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Complemented by a series of smaller light installations, audio-visual exhibits, sculptures, and interactive art, Incredible Journeys promises to be a perfect trip out for adults and children alike, whether you have ten minutes or 2 hours to spare.

Share a season with a swift; the extraordinary nomads that spend their lives in an endless 30,000-mile loop. Step into a world on the wing with the birds of The Bay, including dunlins, kittiwakes, curlews, sandpipers, redshanks, oystercatchers, little egrets, common terns, black-headed gulls, and pinkfooted geese. Join the Cephalopod uprising and swim with the Squid Squad that borrows your face, discovering broiling caves of luminescent deep-sea oddities as you go. And reflect on the often-treacherous journeys of human migrants in their own quests for safety, shelter, and new beginnings.

Aerial was originally commissioned by the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter, 2019.