Rebecca Louise Law: The Place Betweenwith Soundscapes by Jason Singh
Friday 14 - Sunday 30 July
10.30am - 5.30pm daily
Middleton Hall, centre:mk
A special commission by centre:mk in collaboration with IF: Milton Keynes International Festival
The Place Between will explore the connection we have to our Earth, to each other, and our contribution to the cycle of life.
Artist Rebecca Louise Law is known for creating immersive installations with natural materials. Preserved flowers – individually sewn and suspended – have become the signature of her most recognised works across the globe, with visitors invited to navigate through them.
Commissioned with centre:mk, her new installation in Middleton Hall will emerge with the help of the local community collecting and donating local plant life to supplement her existing collection – and then working together to wire each individual element to create a huge, captivating hanging garden.
The installation has inspired a specially created soundscape by sound–artist Jason Singh. Using sensors attached to the plant material, Jason will capture biodata to reveal their songs as they move from this life to the next.
Be part of The Place Between
We're asking for your help to create The Place Between.
To make this incredible installation, Rebecca Louise Law will use plant materials from her own collection - and she is inviting the Milton Keynes community to collect and donate another 20,000 flowers and other plant materials.
You can get involved by donating flowers or plant material, or by joining one of our flower-wiring sessions at centre:mk to help create the installation itself.
Donating flowers and plant material
We will be accepting donations of fresh flowers, seeds, cones and leaves at Middleton Hall from 22 June through to 12 July. But in the meantime, if someone sends you a bunch of flowers or you have a tidy up in your garden, why not dry and preserve them and bring them along to become part of the installation?
Download our information sheet on how to collect and dry flowers and plantlife
Free, flower-wiring sessions from 22 June - 12 July in Middleton Hall
Witness the artwork installation taking shape in Middleton Hall and help to prepare the flowers for the artwork with guidance from the IF team. Just turn up, with or without flowers, and get involved! No previous skills or experience are needed.
The workshops will run from 10am-5pm daily. Stay for as long as you like - 30 minutes or for a whole day!
You'll be shown how to work with the flowers by a member of our team and then you'll be able to start preparing a flower strand to contribute to the final artwork.
All ages welcome - there'll be a children's activity area for younger ones.
We look forward to seeing you in Middleton Hall!
If you suffer from hayfever, you may wish to bring some medication with you.
Monday to Wednesday mornings are likely to be quieter times to visit.
Audio description as part of VocalEyes Audio Described Guided Touch Tour, 21 July, 11.30am-1pm
BSL interpretation as part of BSL Tour led by Deaf Guide John Wilson, 22 July, 12.30pm-3pm
What to Expect
👨👩👧👦 Family Friendly
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🧍 Standing Event
Dates & Times
Friday 14 Jul 2023Free
Saturday 15 Jul 2023Free
Sunday 16 Jul 2023Free
Monday 17 Jul 2023Free
Tuesday 18 Jul 2023Free
Wednesday 19 Jul 2023Free
Thursday 20 Jul 2023Free
Friday 21 Jul 2023Free
Saturday 22 Jul 2023Free
Sunday 23 Jul 2023Free
Monday 24 Jul 2023Free
Tuesday 25 Jul 2023Free
Wednesday 26 Jul 2023Free
Thursday 27 Jul 2023Free
Friday 28 Jul 2023Free
Saturday 29 Jul 2023Free
Sunday 30 Jul 2023Free