Fashioning Feathers @ the Royal Alberta Museum

I am delighted to announce Fashioning Feathers will be opening at the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) on March 24 2012! This show will be different than the original FAB show as we are incorporating RAM collections into the show. We are making the most the the RAM’s fantastic Natural History specimens – using them to … Continue reading

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Practicing Post-Natural History Display

I will be travelling to London this month to present at The Royal Geographical Society’s Annual conference in a session entitled “Exhibitionary Geographies and the Post-Museum”. In the presentation I will be discussing the conception, curation and installation of Fashioning Feathers…

Stuffed Bird Attached

Stuffed Bird Attached is a collaborative bookwork complied by Kate Foster and Merle Patchett for the show Fashioning Feathers…  Environmental artist, Kate Foster and cultural geographer, Merle Patchett have been collaborating on a “series of interventions in the afterlives of zoological specimens” for the past five years (see Patchett, Foster and Lorimer 2011, Patchett and Foster … Continue reading

Gallery Installation

For some more photographs taken by Andriko Lozowy of the installation process click here. This time the photographs are of the installation of Fashioning Feathers… at the FAB Gallery. Enjoy!

Hat Selection

Feather Textures

Study of “Hat with Bird”

‘… as practices lose their place in a historical form of life, they may leave abandoned wreckage behind them which can then take on new life, generating new hybrids or simply leavings which still have resonance. Take the example of things. These may have been vital parts of particular networks of practice, only to fall … Continue reading

Photo Session at Clothing and Textiles Collection

Clothing and Textiles Collection: Hat Collection

Greater Bird of Paradise Audio

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