‘some pigeons are more equal than others’ by julian charriere + julius von bismarck

 

 

accents of colored pigeons permeate swarms of grey as part of the project ‘some pigeons are more equal than others’ by berlin-based artists julian charriere and julius von bismarck during the 2012 venice biennale. the duo have collaborated to dye the birds in an effort to change people’s perception of them being considered the ‘rats of the sky’. without harming the feathered critters, charriere and bismarck spray-painted them with a specially created booth,  where they believe the creatures will become less offensive, and in turn, more accepted by those traveling the venetian piazzas.

 

 

colorful pigeons amongst a flock of grey at the venice biennale the project is in an effort to change people’s perception of the birds being considered the ‘rats of the sky’

 

 

colorful pigeons amongst a flock of grey at the venice biennale the pigeons accent st. mark’s square in venice

 

 

colorful pigeons amongst a flock of grey at the venice biennale

 

 

colorful pigeons amongst a flock of grey at the venice biennale

 

 

colorful pigeons amongst a flock of grey at the venice biennale

 

 

colorful pigeons amongst a flock of grey at the venice biennale

 

 

colorful pigeons amongst a flock of grey at the venice biennale

 

 

colorful pigeons amongst a flock of grey at the venice biennale

 

 

colorful pigeons amongst a flock of grey at the venice biennale

 

 

colorful pigeons amongst a flock of grey at the venice biennale