A project by Colm Clarke for Radio Relay
Homing pigeons are the original messengers and relayers and Colm Clarke has used pigeons as a point of inspiration for HOME AGAIN – a project in two parts. He is interested in the loft constructions that house the birds, the pigeon clubs as social spaces and the enormous distance these birds navigate in their flight back to captivity. LOFTS is a film about homing pigeons and pigeon fanciers shown with an installation of pigeon hampers that will receive and broadcast a live feed from two lofts in the city below. The second element of the project – ELSEWHERE – uses audio interviews with refugees and asylum seekers to articulate some of their experiences of displacement and new beginnings in their own words.
About the artist:
Colm Clarke is an artist based in Belfast creating actions, sonic scores and situations. Colm develops his work as a tactile strategy with collaboration, humour and interventions. Colm is a member of Queen Street Studios and Bbeyond performance collective. Colm would like to thank The National Trust at Divis & Black Mountain, the pigeon fanciers and clubs for LOFT. NICRAS and those who participated in ELSEWHERE.
12 noon, Saturday 18th June 2016, The National Trust Visitor Centre, Divis & the Black Mountain, Hannahstown.