Thu, Jul 05


Toronto Art Book Fair

Flock, Audio Installation by Chloé Roubert

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Time & Location

Jul 05, 2018, 12:00 PM – Jul 08, 2018, 1:00 PM

Toronto Art Book Fair, 222 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

About the event

“Flock” is an audio installation based on the movement and sound of Chinatown Centre’s most avid frequenters – the local pigeon flock. For the duration of the fair, the recorded audio of their cooing and wings will intermittently resonate throughout the venue. The positive associations of these sounds will be in stark contrast to doves (white pigeons) and evoke the way humans extract and classify the reality around them to purify and exclude what is deemed uncomfortable from it: considering certain animals pests, appropriating culture or gentrifying neighbourhoods are all results of this similar drive. The project aims at thinking more holistically about the living and ideological ecosystems that make up our everyday and is accompanied by a map tracing these local pigeons’ behaviours.

Chloé Roubert is an anthropologist interested in the relation between humans and organic life. She uses maps, archives, design and ethnography to create projects that have been presented the Banff Art Center, Bétonsalon and the Bauhaus-Dessau Foundation.