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The Conference of the Birds

Artist/Author: Attar | Reference: P3941 | ISBN: 9780393355543 | Type: Publication

Composed in the twelfth century in north-eastern Iran, this great mystical poem is among the most significant of all works of Persian literature. 

Translated by Sholeh Wolpé

The Salisbury Proverbs

Artist/Author: Station Opera House | Digital Reference: EF5105 | Type: Digital File

Documentation of large scale performance using breeze blocks to build a temporary monument to celebrate Salisbury’s most famous and permanent one. Located and inspired by Salisbury cathedral, the piece involved 25 performers, singers and musicians, the Festival chorus and over 10,000 breeze blocks. The performance itself consisted of a network of proverbial and allegorical narratives which were given an architectural and sculptural form – a version of Breughel’s Netherlandish Proverbs.