This November, the Paris-based Insula Orchestra and conductor Laurence Equilbey join forces with British installation artist Mat Collishaw to present Sky Burial, inspired by Fauré’s ethereal Requiem, in London. Mat Collishaw is a key figure in the influential cohort of British Artists who emerged in the late 1980s, producing artwork that is immediate, sometimes shocking with a heart of darkness. He has created Sky Burial as a video reflection on death, ritual, humankind and nature in a post-industrial society. In this interview Darius Riahy speaks to Mat Collishaw about the project.
Sky Burials premieres at the Barbican Centre in London in November 2023.
Photo: still from Collishaw’s film
Read: Interview with conductor Laurence Equilbey about Sky Burial