alain delorme captures the balletic murmurations of wild birds
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nov 07, 2013
alain delorme captures the balletic murmurations of wild birds


alain delorme captures the balletic murmurations of wild birds
murmuration #6, 2013
inkjet on hahnemühle baryt,mounted on dibond, framed
edition 7 + 2 e.a., 1/7
127 x 180 cm; 50 x70.9 inch; 4.2 x 5.9 feet

 

 

 

the images of french photographer alain delorme seemingly capture a rare and extraordinary moment in the natural world: the murmurations of birds, balletic, synchronized, and dramatically graceful. however, upon closer inspection, the viewer discovers what is really behind the flock — calligraphic shapes made up of thousands of plastic bags, meticulously arranged by the artist. the mass of bags twist, weave, and undulate in concert with each other creating a visual mesh of kinetic fluctuation. the digital creations reflect the idea of a land art installation, metamorphosing natural spaces through an artistic intervention. delorme seizes a poetic moment in time, photographing the mammoth, cloud-like dance against a polychromatic sunset. the series of images ‘murmurations’, taking their namesake from the wildlife phenomenon, are exhibited at taubert contemporary gallery, berlin until november 9th, 2103.


 


murmuration #4, 2013
inkjet on hahnemühle baryt, mounted on dibond, framed
edition 7 + 2 e.a., 1/7
127 x 180 cm; 50 x70.9 inch; 4.2 x 5.9 feet

 

 


murmuration #5, 2013
inkjet on hahnemühle baryt, mounted on dibond, framed
edition 7 + 2 e.a., 1/7
127 x 180 cm; 50 x70.9 inch; 4.2 x 5.9 feet

 

 


murmuration #3, 2013
inkjet on hahnemühle baryt,mounted on dibond, framed
edition 7 + 2 e.a., 1/7
127 x 180 cm; 50 x70.9 inch; 4.2 x 5.9 feet

 

 


murmuration #8, 2013
inkjet on hahnemühle baryt,mounted on dibond, framed
edition 7 + 2 e.a., 1/7
127 x 180 cm; 50 x70.9 inch; 4.2 x 5.9 feet

 

 


murmuration #12, 2013
inkjet on hahnemühle baryt,mounted on dibond, framed
edition 7 + 2 e.a., 1/7
127 x 180 cm; 50 x70.9 inch; 4.2 x 5.9 feet

 

 


murmuration #9, 2013
inkjet on hahnemühle baryt, mounted on dibond, framed
edition 7 + 2 e.a., 1/7
127 x 180 cm; 50 x70.9 inch; 4.2 x 5.9 feet

 

 

paris-based director neels castillon has documented the beauty of wild bird murmurations, a natural occurrence for which delorme draws influence, which can be seen in his video below:

 

 


a bird ballet
video courtesy of neels castillon

 

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