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! Advertisements

Fashioning Feathers Prep

This week we have been installing Fashioning Feathers… at the FAB gallery. Part of this included casing and transporting taxidermy bird mounts from the Renewable Resources Zoology Collection at the University of Alberta to the FAB Gallery. This process was documented by Fashioning Feathers… official photographer: Andriko Lozowy. To see the complete set of Andriko’s … Continue reading

Becoming Avian, Curtesy of Andrea Roe and Peter Summers

Fashioning Feathers will host the North American premier of Andrea Roe’s video-work Kingfisher.  Video footage taken by Roe in Kingfisher reveals the delicate and creative process of ethical taxidermy and in particular showcases the expertise of Peter Summers, a museum taxidermist expertly preparing a mounted kingfisher. Through a Leverhulme Trust artist residency at the Natural Sciences department of the National Museum … Continue reading

Birds of Paradise Close Up

Specimen Artefact as Object-Based Archive Caitlin DeSilvey has observed that the ‘the disarticulation of a cultural artefact [can] lead to the articulation of other histories and geographies’ in the present (2006: 329) and, similarly, Tim Edensor argues that the physical destruction of objects ‘reveals the artifice through which they are structured to withstand ambiguity’ (Edensor … Continue reading

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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