13 September 2010
Flock is an origami bird installation consisting of 300 white swans, ducks and pigeons. It was installed with the support of the young curators on Friday 10 September and exhibited as part of Wirksworth Festival on Sat 11 and 12 September, 12.30- 4.30pm at Wirksworth teaching pool. A soundtrack accompanied the installation, created from several binaural audio recordings taken from Watermead Country Park in Leicestershire at 4am, when attending a dawn chorus to celebrate the return of hundreds of migratory birds.
The young curators made origami birds to float into the water and also decided where some of the birds would go, and helped attach to the wall and changing room as part of the installation.
Listen to flock
The birds were nailed into the wooden beams running across the ceiling and into the wall, window sills and changing rooms. Visitors were invited to make their own origami bird to launch into the pool and were also able to swim amongst the birds. The exhibition had around 240 visitors of all ages.
A selection of visitor comments:
I think that it is really fun!
I like the sounds.
Love it– George
🙂 Adam and Jack.
I think that it is very clever.
Its good– Josh.
I like it– Phoebe
Free/Serenity and good fun.
This was brilliant– Emily