WILDFLOWER EXHIBITION - HAWKES BAY
A touring installation
Auckland, Raglan, Hastings...
Thank you to the sponsors 3M , INEX Metals !
Wildflower exhibition in Hastings / Hawkes Bay 4-9 Nov 2014 !
The road-sign-birds point to the spiritual and physical connection of (rural and urban) spaces with their legged and winged inhabitants.
The Birdpeople are visiting different sites in Aotearoa as environmental beacons, drawing attention to the context they appear in by their presence and stimulating discourse. QR codes link them to video documentations of their journey on the Internet.
The title “ Conference of the Birds “ references the 1000 year old poem by Persian Poet Attar, where a group of birds set out on a journey to find their legendary leader, referred to as Simorgh.
In the poem, each bird represents a fault of man. Many drop out of the journey. Some finally arrive at the place of prophecy. Instead of a king, they find a lake where they see their own reflection and each other…
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