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Marcus Coates

Marcus Coates


Coates' practice questions how we perceive human nature through imagined non-human situations. An extensive knowledge and understanding of British wildlife has led him to create interpretations of the natural world and its evolving relationship with society. An aspect of Coates' recent work sees him as a 'useful social agent' or problem solver. Through self-designed rituals informed by traditional cultures he consults a nonconscious world of animals and birds to seek relevant information.


Edited by Marcus Coates, Anthony Spira and Rosalind Horne

Texts by Marcus Coates, Valerie Smith, Shepherd Steiner



288 pages

50 b&w and 240 colour illustrations

21 x 30.5cm

In English and German


ISBN 978-3-86335-935-5

Published by Koenig Books

Related Exhibition

Marcus Coates: Psychopomp