Gabrielle Hoad

Fatal exchanges | 2017 | Found objects, sound, text, urine, drawing pins

Site-responsive installation made with Megan Calver on the Cotley Estate, which examines a network of deaths resulting from instinct, accident, pleasure and necessity. Its starting point was an event in 1832 when the hounds of the Cotley Hunt were struck by the rabies virus and the Master of the Hunt had to shoot all but one of them. In a complementary work, Read (to) the trees, visitors were invited to visit nearby Cotley Copse where the ill-fated hounds are buried. There is also a 12-page publication to accompany the work. Made for 'Prospect' (2017).