Installation, VHS archival footage, projection, cheesecloth

This piece is based off of a video of a starling murmurations that my mother sent me on the internet. I became fascinated with the science behind the bird’s movement--the process of stigmergy and systems poised on the brink of transition--and then, after a time, more interested with my own fixation on the images. Through this work, I hope to show, or feel, another mode of exchange and communication. I am trying to explore this desire to expand and capture our complex relationship to images of nature and create a new, alien architecture through cloth and draping and the architecture of the projection, as both a light source and an image source.

Sound design by Amber Vistein