3 Sept 2011
Alex and Ian from Project Pigeon invited me to talk about my art practice and my current projects inspired by pigeons, at The New Art Gallery Walsall. I spoke about my fascination with the group of feral pigeons at a canal in Leicester, Don’t Shoot the Messenger sound walk, Project Pigeon, an artist residency in France inspired by the Pigeon Post into Paris during the Franco Prussian War and the recent experiments with pigeons and nature print paper and a baguette microphone.
Project Pigeon will be organising a series of pigeon-related events over the coming weekends at the gallery including:
Sat 10 Sept, 11am – 5pm: An exhibition of over 50 breeds of pigeon.
Sat 17 Sept, 11am – 5pm: A free film screening of pigeon-related movies, including artist Lyndall Phelps’ ‘Pigeon Archive’, footage from a camera attached to a pigeon.
Sat 24 Sept, 11.30am – 4pm: An auction day of racing pigeons and a pigeon release from the gallery terrace at 3.30pm. See www.project-pigeon.co.uk for further info.