Bats in Space - with Jeremy Deller
Pudding Mill Lane DLR Station
It’s great when you go to a show that you can’t help telling your friends about and this was certainly one of those shows. Whilst it didn’t strictly feel like an ‘art exhibition’. it was certainly an experience that left me delighted and enthused about how bats see, hear and feel their way around.
Artist Jeremy Deller and bat scientist Professor Kate Jones (brought together by Invisible Dust curator Alice Sharp) have created an experience where audiences can listen to the cool sounds of bats and see visuals generated by their output on their night flights along East London’s Greenway overlooking the 2012 Olympic Site.
The show included loads of interesting information; unfortunately the only thing that has stuck in my brain is that scientists have found a trade-off between brain and testicle size in bats - smarter creatures have smaller balls. So, if you like wild things and are interested in more intellectually stimulating bat facts, and as long as it doesn’t rain (apparently they can’t ‘echolocate’ in the rain), they are doing bat walks: 3rd - 13th July 9pm, meeting point: 8:30pm at Pudding Mill Lane DLR Station tickets: £5 (Concessions £3)
Tickets from http://batsinspace.eventbrite.com. Jeremy Deller will be at one of the bat walks (you will need to keep an eye on the Invisible Dust web site to see which one). Oh yes, and they provide you with ‘bat detectors’. I may just see you there.