Flocking Birds

Public art performance

2016 | Swale, Governors Island, NYC

Immigration Party on Mary Mattingly’s Swale while it was docked at Governor’s Island, NYC
Flocking Birds is an ongoing movement and art project on human migration and existence in collaboration with Hyojin Yoo.

The project's goals are to question the limits of human migration and our separation from the natural world by bringing immigrant communities together to make visible the bureaucratic, share the personal, reveal political histories and revisit our relationship to the earth.

We do this by hosting immigration/migration parties that occur in private or public spaces through a word of mouth network nurtured by us and the people we are meeting along the way.

The artists created paper masks which they hand painted for participants.