Sunday, February 28, 2010

Move Over Rover.. And Let Tweety Take Over!



I pity the fool who has to clean the bird crap off these guitars everyday.

This new art installation by French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot consists of an assortment of plugged-in electric guitars and 40 finches going about their daily business.  According to Boursier-Mougenot, "I am not using the birds, I am collaborating with them." 

Right...

But if you ask me, this exhibit would probably do better -- and sound more musical -- if the guitars were tuned to a specific open tuning.  Maybe a finch friendly DADGAD tuning or DGDGBD and their Nashville-tuning equivalents.

The exhibit is on display at The Curve, part of the Barbican Center in London, from 27 February til 23 May.

I can almost hear yells of 'Freebird' from the gallery.
(http://www.barbican.org.uk/thecurve/blog/index)

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