While we wait for the four country governments of the UK to respond, there has already been a spontaneous, unprompted reaction from a seemingly unlikely quarter. Earlier this year David Harradine, founder of arts company Fevered Sleep, and I met for a coffee, and he almost casually mentioned that he was working on a new work directly inspired by his reaction to the 2013 report.
Fevered Sleep invited people from various locations to take a walk with Associate Artist Luke Pell, who recorded the conversations, and turned the words into a poetic landscape. “It's an attempt to recreate the experience of walking in a real place but in a different form, an on-line form” says David. The result was An Open Field.
Now one of the twenty-five organisations, the RSPB, and Fevered Sleep have come together. In its latest podcast, the RSPB invited David and Luke to talk to broadcaster Jane Markham about their own unique and subtly beautiful response for nature. Click on the button to hear their conversation, and watch the video of Steve Backshall's inspiring presentation.