Wings of Stone, Wings of Feather
Video. 2min 13sec. November 2018
A video about flight, showing crows flying round a statue.
Both the birds and the statue have wings, but only the birds can fly.
The wheeling, swirling motion of the birds only serves to emphasise the fact that the statue is a lumpen object rooted to the spot.
The work is a comment on the desire of the statue’s creators to have the power of natural flight, and their inability to have it.
The statue is on Alexandra Palace in north London. It’s probably made of concrete.