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Spencer Tunick calls for naked Big Chill volunteers

Spencer Tunick work at Sydney Opera House
More than 5,000 people took part in Tunick's installation in Sydney in March

Artist Spencer Tunick is inviting volunteers to take part in a mass disrobing for this year's Big Chill Festival in Herefordshire.

The artist, famed for his nude landscapes, will create his next installation against the backdrop of Eastnor Castle Deer Park.

Massive Attack and rapper M.I.A have been announced as the headline acts for the three-day festival in August.

US singer Kelis and rapper Roots Manuva are also on the bill.

Tunick said: "For me to be able to create one of my artworks in such a beautiful landscape is a real privilege."

Volunteers will receive a limited edition print of the installation.

"I've never carried out an installation at a European music festival before. I'm looking forward to doing a fantastical work, celebrating the body at play and interacting with such a unique setting," he added.

Tunick, whose work has been staged in Dublin, New York, Barcelona and at the Sydney Opera House, enlists ordinary members of the public in his projects, putting them at the heart of his artwork.

He recently launched a recruitment drive for 1,000 volunteers to celebrate the 10th birthday of The Lowry art gallery in Salford.

His latest collaboration is part of The Big Chill's ongoing visual arts programme Art Trail.



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