Birds Vs Electric Guitar

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.

via YouTube РC̩leste Boursier-Mougenot at Barbican Centre, London.

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2 thoughts on “Birds Vs Electric Guitar

  1. Its cool and all, but don’t call it art. Art implies creativity and deliberation. While what this man has done shows creativity and what the birds do is interesting, the sound they are creating here is just an accident, there is no thought behind it.

    1. well the guy that set up the various instruments showed a fair bit of creativity to put them in the situation that they would be used in the way that they were.

      also, your definition of ‘art’ is offensive to me. to me art is anything that you point at and say “hey that’s art”.

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