Nestled on the grass on London’s Cody Dock is a surprising sight – a 180cm-high, 240cm-long replica blackbird egg. If you listen closely, you can hear something inside: a heartbeat, chirps and the sound of a beak pecking against the inside of the shell. Touch it, and you can feel the shell gently vibrate. The sound piece, The Hatchling, was created by artist Joanna Rajkowska. It forms part of The Line, a public art walk that runs between Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and The 02, following the waterways and the line of the Greenwich Meridian. Blackbirds, with their distinctive mellow song and blue-green ...


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