Some Pigeons Are More Equal Than Others

Some Pigeons Are More Equal Than Others, Set of 27, 2012



Some Pigeons Are More Equal Than Others is a collaboration with Julius von Bismarck. It has been performed and exhibited in Copenhagen, Venice, and Berlin. It engages the city as a robust spatial ecology of things, perceptions, movements and constant surprise. Some Pigeons Are More Equal Than Others includes a pigeon trapping apparatus designed by the artists.
This apparatus is installed in public space to catch and airbrush pigeons as they move through the city. The pigeons are painted, dressed with vibrant, nontoxic dyes, rendered and released back into the urban environments we all share and constitute by this sharing. While the paint is harmless to the health of the pigeons, it destabilizes the safety of our perceptions
concerning the roles, art, institutions, and urban species—including humans, when species meet in public space, the space of their rights and of our everyday lives. Painted pigeons meet each different city on its own material terms—as a horizon of different species and perceptions which co-constitute each other, and renegotiate those terms.

Some Pigeons Are More Equal Than Others, 2012

Some Pigeons Are More Equal Than Others, 2012

Some Pigeons Are More Equal Than Others, 2012

Some Pigeons Are More Equal Than Others, 2012

Some Pigeons Are More Equal Than Others, In Action, Venice, Italy, 2012

Some Pigeons Are More Equal Than Others, In Action, Venice, Italy, 2012

Some Pigeons Are More Equal Than Others, In Action, Venice, Italy, 2012