Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at Barbican Centre, London
Eeerily good are this flock of Australian native zebra finches at creating a sonic soundscape that even Lee Ranaldo would be proud of. It’s all part of trained musician, turned artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot’s forthcoming installation for the Barbican… a walk-though aviary furnished with electric guitars and other instruments will provide a perpetual live soundscape that may well be a match for any ‘fledgling’ post-rock star.
French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot creates works by drawing on the rhythms of daily life to produce sound in unexpected ways.
For his installation in The Curve, Boursier-Mougenot creates a walk-though aviary for a flock of zebra finches, furnished with electric guitars and other musical instruments. As the birds go about their routine activities, perching on or feeding from the various pieces of equipment, they create a captivating, live soundscape.
27 February 2010 - 23 May 2010
The Curve, Barbican, London
as seen by Craig Brimm