Ask the Wild

Ask the Wild
Plant Hunting
Ant-ic Actions
Mycorrhizal Meditation
Wood to World
Rubbing in a Wood
Uncommon Chemistry
Intimate Relations
Thirteen Blackbirds
Holes and Humps
Woodland Portrait Project
Wild Word
Actaeon's Second Look

Ask the Wild is a project by British artists Marcus Coates and Feral Practice.

Through a series of public events, Ask the Wild offers fresh perspectives on personal, social, and political issues in human society, by bringing the expert knowledge of the natural history disciplines to bear on everyday human problems and dilemmas.

Ask the Wild is fuelled by the questions posed by our live and online audiences – questions that vary from the political and societal to the deeply personal. Seeing our entrenched issues or thorny problems through the unusual eyes (of mating birds, ash saplings, or sea urchins, for example)  opens up unexpected pathways of creative thinking for everyday life.

More detail / submit a question at the project blog:

Upcoming events:

Ask the Sea, Tate St Ives, 21 September 2018

Ask the Ash, Whitstable Biennale and The Ash Project, Folkestone, 15 September 2018 (sold out)

Past events:

Ask the Apes, Turner Contemporary, 21 July 2018

Ask the Birds, Whitechapel Gallery, 24 February 2018.

Ask the Wood, South London Botanical Institute, May 2017