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Céleste Boursier-Mougenot at the Barbican's Curve, London

by Suzanne on May 12th, 2010

Ever since Robert Kusmirowski's literally ground-breaking show, The Curve has been my first stop on my visits to the Barbican.

Earlier this year, the Barbican commissioned composer/artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot to produce a bird installation starring zebra finches banging on cymbals and twanging Gibson Les Pauls while going about their daily business like bathing, eating, nesting, shitting, fucking, sleeping, reading the Financial Times and going all OMG! OMG! on ChatRoulette.

It's an absolutely exhilarating installation that will make you realise that if birds had ears they would so be going to Maschinenfest.

On show: Feb 27 - May 23, 2010

Address: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS, UK, tel: 020 7638 4141 | Map

Admission: FREE

Hours: 11 AM - 8 PM daily