Friday, 13 August 2010

Guitar playing finch

...or is that "Finch playing guitar"?

Either way, thought I would show off my birthday present from GG, its a photographic print from an exhibition we went to at the Barbican recently - a walk-through aviary by French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot.   

Basically, it was a room full of electric guitars and cymbals, all plugged in and live, with about 50 zebra finches flying around, perching on, feeding from and making nests inside the instruments.  All the while creating the most beautifully random music. 

Céleste is a trained composer, and described it as a collaboration with the zebra finches.  It was brilliant.

Its up on a narrow wall section between two of the 3 front windows - you can see it in here in the background.

Short post this time, I realise I rambled way too long in the last post. Sorry for the self indulgance people.

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