‘A Bird Happening’ with Artist Monica Banks at The Leiber Collection
‘A Bird Happening’
Saturday, September 23 at 4 PM in the Leiber Collection Garden of Friends
Please join us for a special event at The Leiber Collection. Come meet Artist Monica Banks and visit an expanded installation of her cakes and teacups, watch video of bird shenanigans, enjoy refreshments, and listen to her conversation about this ongoing project with Leiber Collection Director and Curator – Ann Stewart.
From Monica Banks:
“Watching birds evokes the same ineffable feelings in me as looking at great art or listening to great music. I am honored to join together with my avian friends in my current body of work, “Sweet: A Collaboration With Birds,” currently on view at the Leiber Collection Garden of Friends and other locations until November. For this project I have created porcelain cakes, plates, and teacups that hold seed and water, and installed them outside on bistro tables, where birds swoop in to feed, drink, socialize and argue, creating a kind of performance piece. Since birds are uninhibited even when people are around, I often leave a camera to film them for hours at a time, and the videos and individual frames become part of the project. This ongoing dialogue with birds is a joyful, exuberant exploration of process and documentation.
On Saturday, September 23 at 4pm at the Leiber Collection I will talk about why I find it so mystifying, and gratifying, to see birds dine on birdseed in cakes and sip water from teacups. I will show photos and video clips of the collaboration to illustrate my insights.”
Leiber Collection Garden of Friends
446 Old Stone Highway, East Hampton, NY
To reserve tickets – www.leibercollection.org
Refreshments will be served.