The Crooked Beak of Heaven

2013, costume design, obsolescence, technology, dodo, extinction, revival, performance, sound sculpture, film direction, thesis MFADT

The Crooked Beak of Heaven seeks to artificially resurrect extinct species, namely the dodo bird, whilst drawing metaphoric parallels to obsolete forms of technologies through sound and form. I am interested in exploring the nostalgia for things that are extinct, as mixed with our fascination and fear of obsolescence. It was realised as a multiple component installation that incorporates a wearable sound sculpture and performance.

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Music: "Electric PowWow"
By: A Tribe Called Red
Performed by:
Melody Gray, Nicholas Von Kleist