Flight: The Vanishing of the Passenger Pigeon
Flight is a split-screen stop motion projection with layered audio sound that reflects upon the extinction of the passenger pigeon-a great species of bird that once darkened the skies for days during migration; a casualty of industrialization that was ruthlessly shot by the billions. Our centennial piece considers in part upon what it could be like to be the last of a species as hundreds of species go extinct everyday. Martha, the last known passenger pigeon, died at the age of twenty-nine, in the Cincinnati zoo; never having been able to migrate.

Images: J. O'Rourke
Audio: V. Evans