The ‘driftless’ area is part of the Mississippi ‘flyway’ and is a congregation area for migratory birds. Driftless contemplates migratory journeys to regions afar. Featuring thousands of black feathers suspended to form the shape of a flock of birds, the suspended structure is illuminated by video imagery of flight. With sounds of flapping wings amplifying the feeling of flight and traveling within the feather installation, the audio and visual textures permeate, creating a seemingly tangible sense of motion. Driftless was originally produced for the now defunct festival, DesCours, an avant-garde architectural exhibit produced by the American Institute of Architects, New Orleans.
- Melissa Urcan
- P3 Studio Curator
- Christopher Burns
Goose feathers, monofilament, video projection, sound
2011 | P3 Studio | The Cosmopolitan | Las Vegas, NV
2010 | AIA DesCours | New Orleans, LA