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"Bird Radio" by Bill Burns: New Doris McCarthy Gallery Exhibit


Event:  "Bird Radio" by Bill Burns, New DMG Exhibit


Opening Reception - October 29, 2008, 5 - 9 pm

Exhibition runs: October 29 - December 14, 2008

Location:  Doris McCarthy Gallery

Admission: FREE

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Bill Burns

Bird Radio

October 29 to December 14, 2008

Co-presented with the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

Opening Reception Wednesday, October 29, 5 – 9 pm

Artist Talk 7 pm

Free shuttle bus to DMG departs 401 Richmond St. W. at 6 pm, returning at 9 pm

Bird Radio is a continuation of Bill Burns’ curious work on animals, plants and safety. The exhibition focuses closely on strategies of mimicry and the authority attached to schematic diagrams. Gallery visitors are invited to activate a radiophonic chandelier of jerry-rigged birdcalls that transmits the sound of the calls outside of the gallery space. A video of children illustrating the proper use of the various birdcalls, and large schematic drawings that explain how to operate Bird Radio and its seventeen calls are also part of the exhibition.

Generously supported by the Toronto Arts Council and Manulife Financial.

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