Mike de Butts & Alex Geldenhuys
Foxes are an iconic symbol of British wildlife. They manage to sustain themselves in our cities while we struggle to do so. The focus of anti-hunting protectionism and a campaign of extermination following an attack on two sleeping children in 2010, they polarise debate – pet or pest? Foxes possess a city savvy we perhaps lack, embodying resilience, wild instinct, and a sense of humour. They encourage us to look differently at our environment and to question ideas of ownership, access and authority. Urban Fox, created out of straw bales by Pirate Technics, with Southbank Centre, brings the rural and urban together in a playful way.