Erika Lincoln
Since 2002
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EVENT

Winged Shadows: Life Among Birds


Dates:
Tue Nov 29, 2011 18:00 - Sun Jan 15, 2012

Location:
Grand Forks, North Dakota
United States of America

WINGED SHADOWS: LIFE AMONG BIRDS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2011 — JANUARY 15, 2012 Public Reception and Gallery Talk, November 29, 6-8 pm
We who live in the woodlands; the moraine ridges, washes and sloughs of the Northern Plains; or along the Central Flyway—that migration route from the Arctic to South America—live among birds. Collected in this exhibition are dozens of ways of looking at birds through paintings, photographs, prints, video, and electronic media by artists including Matt Anderson, Barbara Bosworth, Cecelia Condit,Terry Evans,Walton Ford, Kenojuak (Ashevak), David Krueger, Erika Lincoln, Guido van der Werve, Rebecca Norris Webb, Rosalie Winard, and Rob Yeo. Come celebrate our world as fall is overtaken by the encroaching snows of winter.
This exhibition is supported by the Minnesota State Arts Board, the North Dakota Council on the Arts, and by a grant from the City of Grand Forks through the North Valley Arts Council.


EVENT

Winnipeg Art Gallery presents Erika Lincoln's The Singing Condition


Dates:
Thu Mar 31, 2011 19:00 - Thu Mar 31, 2011

Location:
Winnipeg, Canada

Free public opening of Erika Lincoln: The Singing Condition and Bestial Encounters.
Thursday, March 31, 7:00pm-10:00pm


EVENT

The Singing Condition


Dates:
Fri Apr 01, 2011 12:00 - Sun Jun 12, 2011

Location:
Winnipeg, Canada

Car horns. Mobile phone rings. Traffic crossing signals. The tweets and chirps of urban birds sound very different than those of their country cousins. These sounds facilitate and in some ways control humans as we move and find our way through the city. This lead Winnipeg electronic media artist Erika Lincoln to consider what the effects of these communication sounds, that are used solely by humans, have on animals living in our shared environment. The answer was not far off. While observing a flock of European Starlings that regularly visit the back lane of her home she noticed that the birds have incorporated the electronic sounds of life in the city into their repertoire of songs creating a hybird call of sorts.
She furthered her examination by focusing on the adaptive behaviours of urban birds. In addition to the sounds, she noticed how some birds collect discarded human-made materials and incorporate them into their nests or utilize built structures as their roosting sites. Lincoln became fascinated by how the by-products of the human technological culture were intersecting with the natural everyday “normal” existence of birds. This research has culminated in four new works which are premiered here at the WAG. 
The two central pieces are Singing Condition I & IIPart I consists of a flock of mechanical birds which produce sounds based on their moving parts. Each bird opens and closes its beak, “singing” to the others by the action of a motor randomly levering their beaks. Part II features a mechanism that spins nests based on movements made by visitors in the exhibition space. Each nest incorporates plastics, yarns, and bits of metal, mimicking Lincoln’s own observations of birds using different types of man-made materials to build their nests. A set of nests will be created over the run of the exhibition and displayed in the space, providing a visual trace of visitors’ involvement.
The Winnipeg Art Gallery acknowledges the support of the Manitoba Arts Council, Long and McQuade, Solarbotics, and Tip Top Electronic Supply.


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ORIGINAL REVOLUTION


...THIS IS BETTER THAN ORIGINAL...MANIK...FEBRUARY...2011...

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