Saturday, May 28, 2016

2000 Pigeons Illuminate New York’s Night Sky

New York once had a network of rooftop pigeon lofts stretched across the five boroughs. Property development and population shifts have caused the practice to wane but Duke Riley's new art piece, Fly By Night reflects back on and makes visible this largely forgotten culture.
For nearly a year Riley has been training a flock of 2,000 pigeons of all different species to fly in formation and on every weekend evening through mid-June thousands of his pigeons will take flight at dusk, each equipped with a tiny LED light attached to their talons, creating a stellar light show.

Duke Riley's Fly By Night from Creative Time on Vimeo.


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