Tue 19 July 2022, 11.00am – Sun 4 September 2022, 4.00pm
‘Crossings’ is a brand new sound installation artwork, commissioned by Compton Verney, that will, quite literally take you away.
Row out onto the lake at Compton Verney whilst listening to some incredible stories from around the world. Transport yourself into the world of the story tellers through a 30 minute audio journey to another life; another circumstance.
The live sounds of the rowing boats will blend with the recorded audio, to help create a truly engaging and immersive experience.
Crossings has been created by Luke Jerram in collaboration with BBC Radio 4 producer Julian May. Luke Jerram is an internationally renowned UK artist, specialising in sculpture and installations that inspire and enthrall audiences. He is perhaps best known for his works GAIA, MOON and Floating Earth, which have appeared in various, site specific locations around the country.
Boats available Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
“Being on a boat that’s moving through the water, it’s so clear. Everything falls into place in terms of what’s important and what’s not.” James Taylor
“We are imprisoned in the realm of life, like a sailor on his tiny boat, on an infinite ocean.” Anna Freud
Please note, this experience is subject to wind conditions. In general, wind is hard to predict and can quickly change direction. All boat classes can row in mild winds, up to 10mph. Wind speed of 12-15mph or higher generates choppy water and whitecaps and we will not operate at these wind speeds.
Requires a valid membership or admission ticket.
This artwork is funded through our NPO and part funded through project grants by Luke Jerram.