‘Love Birds, Night Birds, Devil-Birds’ is a collaborative work between Kelly Moran and video director Cassie McQuater. Taken from the ‘Origin’ EP, available now.
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Moran and McQuater, who have known each other for the better part of a decade, speak the same beautiful, haunting language in this piece, which initially debuted as an immersive three channel installation spanning three 18 ft walls at Transfer gallery during this year’s Frieze in Los Angeles.
On the visuals, McQuater says,“‘Love Birds, Night Birds, Devil-Birds’ started as a re-imagining of the surrealist story ‘The Debutante’ by artist Leonora Carrington, in which a young woman exchanges places with a hyena, masked in a suit of human skin, for her societal debut. Extravagant dresses made of anatomical parts, glass, and pink light swirl in pastoral landscapes populated by undulating fluorescent flowers, strange monsters and deconstructed birds, who paint the sky. Part of an on-going series exploring the mythological idea of women’s bodies as dangerous and poisonous gardens, with references to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s story ‘Rappaccini’s Garden’ - the origin story of Batman’s Poison Ivy.”
–– KELLY MORAN LIVE ––
20 July – Barcelona, ES @ Sónar (Grand Piano A/V Live)
11 August – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
01 September – Dorset, UK @ End of the Road Festival