An exclusive conversation between the curators of the Ancient Mariner Big Read, Philip Hoare, Angela Cockayne and Sarah Chapman. Tune in as the curators share their thoughts and reflections, including their vision for the project and the unexpected results the quarantine has had on this global project.
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More about the Ancient Mariner Big Read
"The epic poem you need for quarantine" – The New Yorker
With an incredible 1.5 million views to date and plaudits including 'a truly amazing endeavour' and 'this is movingly beautiful', the Ancient Mariner Big Read has surpassed all expectations. Now audiences can experience the sweeping majesty and abiding influence of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s 18th-century poem, The Rime, in full.
The project includes stunning works by international contemporary artists such as Cornelia Parker, Marina Abramović, Linder, Gordon Cheung and Gavin Turk, alongside 40 readings each by a familiar voice, including Marianne Faithfull, Iggy Pop and Lemn Sissay.
Commissioned by The Arts Institute, the Big Read is curated by director Dr Sarah Chapman, with writer Philip Hoare, and artist Angela Cockayne.