Featured Artist: Annie Dunning

Guelph-based mixed-media and performance artist Annie Dunning negotiates ideas of space, urban wildlife, and her ecological place through the study of the world's oldest domesticated bird: the pigeon. In the creation of the work Air Time, Dunning collaborated with pigeon fancier Timothy Hume, who keeps a flock of 300 pigeons at his home on Salt Spring Island.  Dunning built instruments from organic materials modelled after ancient Chinese pigeon flutes, attached her instruments to Hume's pigeons, and recorded in sound and video the birds' flight paths. Air Time is more than musical orchestration; it is a collaborative broadcast by Dunning and the pigeons. 
Air Time was featured in Woodlot: The 3rd KW|AG Biennial which ran until September 9th, 2007.