Interview with British installation artist Mat Collishaw | FEATURE

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


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