The Big Chill set for Spencer Tunick nude art installation

Renowned New York artist is seeking festival goers to take part in the BP oil spill-inspired piece

The Big Chill set for Spencer Tunick nude art installation
Renowned American artist Spencer Tunick is set to create a nude art installation at this year's Big Chill festival - and he is seeking festivalgoers to take part.

Taking place on August 8 at the Herefordshire event, Tunick is looking for people to help him create a piece which is inspired by the recent BP oil spill off the coast of Louisiana.

Urging attendees to "take a leap of faith", those willing to pose will be covered in black paint and collectively photographed.

Those brave enough to disrobe will receive a limited edition print of the work, plus have access to shower stations, soap and towels to remove the make-up and paint.

This isn't the first time Tunick has worked in the UK - earlier this year the New York artist captured 1,000 nudes in a Manchester piece which paid tribute to Stretford-born artist LS Lowery.

Festival ticket holders willing to take part can apply by emailing SpencerTunick@bigchill.net.

As previously reported, Radiohead's Thom Yorke, MIA and Massive Attack are among the acts who will perform at the event, which takes place at Eastnor Castle on August 5-8.

To check the availability of The Big Chill tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

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