Indigenous British Mammals, 2000

Digital video, SD 720 × 576 4:3
06:10 min
Filmed in Grizedale, Cumbria, UK
Performed by Marcus Coates
Camera and sound by Duncan Coates
Produced by Grizedale Arts

Buried underground on moorland, Coates listens to a Walkman playing the cassette tape Mammal Haunts, British Wildlife Habitats no. 6. He copies each call until his voice becomes more strained and less recognisable as the air diminishes. In the last seconds the turf rolls back and he crawls from the pit.