ORNITHOLOGY 1995

drawings-stencils
Edition: one of a kind (270x370x25mm)

During two performances in the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Michael Pestel explored the possibility of communicating, by sound, with the birds in the marsh room. Names of birds extinct since 1600 were spoken aloud, thus lengthening and structuring the performance. For every species a shadow was created in ink during the first performance. During the second the shadow image of a hand was created by blowing paint through a pipe while using the hand as ‘stencil’.