The Lost Bird Project (documentary)

Wednesday, May 10th and Friday, May 12th 2017, 7:30 PM at Spring St. Gallery, 110 Spring St. Tickets are $8/$6 for members. This film is in partnership with the gallery exhibit "Taking Flight: Art Inspired by Birds".
Join us for conversation after each screening. Wednesday night with Exhibit founder Tristan Kervin, Friday night with Sculptor Noah Savett

The Lost Bird Project

The Lost Bird Project

 

The Lost Bird Project is a surprisingly emotional and thought-provoking film about extinction and the role we humans play in this phenomenon.

Sculptor Todd McGrain (a New York artist) became interested in extinction of species and the role we humans paly, after reading “Hope Is The Thing With Feathers”, by Christopher Cokinos. The book details the extinction of five major American bird species (the Passenger Pigeon, Carolina Parakeet, Heath Hen, Labrador Duck and the Great Auk. All of these birds were unique American species and all became extinct because of human sources. Scultpor Todd McGrain decides to memorialize these animals and we watch his journey to find new “homes” for these animals, in the places where these birds were last seen.

Since the film was made, McGrain continues to create awareness about endangered species and has created more sculptures of these Lost Birds.  A second set of these statues has been installed at the Smithsonian. McGrain is now working on additional sculptures to portray other extinct American birds.

Link to the Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXBQYCu0W9M