They came, they flew

A flock of birds.

The installation opened on Friday June 3rd at 4pm with German composer and musician Regine Brunke performing her music piece: Hinter den Farben der Woeken /Behind the colours of the clouds (2008) for viola cello & verrophone (glass tube-instrument) which was a perfect match.

Regine Brunke

As mentioned previously was the installation inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's movie The Birds (1963) and contained 204 hand-cut and stitched birds, of the three common breeds to the area for the time of year: Colóeus monédula (Jackdaw), árus ridibúndus (Black-headed Gull) and the Délichon úrbica (Common House Martin). After 4pm that day any visitor to the 3rd floor of the tower was welcome to cut down a bird at set it free where ever they pleased (i.e. bringing it home with them).

Snip, snip.

The installation will finish on June 26th 2011 at 5pm. Below the tower at Limfjordscentret Doverodde, Denmark where the birds are being kept.

The Tower, Limfjordcentret Doverodde, Denmark.
A lonely bird.