Marcus Coates is best known for video work in which he is the main protagonist. His work often creates new ways of relating where a need or cultural barrier might exist. A foundation of empathy and trust is essential to his collaborations with members of the public, organisations, institutions and experts from a wide range of disciplines. His knowledge of natural history, have also led to attempts to re-imagine and inhabit the perspectives of other species.
His work The Directors is on show at CAST from 30 January to 10 February, for full information click here.
The Directors is produced by Artangel and commissioned with Art Fund Support.With special thanks to The Executive Producers for their generosity: Andrew Abdulezer, Martine d’Anglejan-Chatillon, James Brett, Robert Devereux, Gerry Fox, Gabriela Galcerán Ball, Kate MacGarry, Gabrielle Rifkind & Jonathan Levy, The Sigrid Rausing Trust and those who wish to remain anonymous. Read more about the project and access resources here.
The Directors is part of The Artangel Collection, an initiative to bring outstanding film and video works, commissioned and produced by Artangel, to galleries and museums across the UK and internationally. The Artangel Collection has been developed in partnership with Tate, is generously supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Foyle Foundation and uses public funding from Arts Council England.