I've been buzzing around the Whitworth today working in my Forest of Mischief installation, as part of the Big Wild Rumpus - a celebration of the classic book 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak. The Big Wild Rumpus commenced with a reading of the book by actor Maxine Peake, which officially launched the 'rumpus' as musicians created a riot of sound.
The Forest of Mischief was an immersive space with a window to different photographed forests. The installation was full of wild sounds, creatures, ever-growing vines and other objects of mischief (of one kind and another) that took over the Whitworth's magnificent Grand Hall. Elsewhere in the gallery, a giant squirrel danced and made music to gramophone records and visitors could get up close to a selection of Manchester Museum's real wild things.
You can now view the wild goings-on by clicking here.