2013 | voice, silverleaf, megaphone, vinyl | 11 minutes ∞
Inspired by Louise Lawler's seminal work Bird Calls, the artist sings as bird song the names of gay male artists lost or otherwise out of reach, either because of barriers caused by art world celebrity, or because they belong to a generation of artists who died of AIDS. From Felix Gonzales-Torres to David Wojnarowicz, from General Idea to Will Munro, the calls form a lamentation for an ever-elusive sense of community and mentorship. The artist's song is broadcast from a gilded megaphone, ideally installed in a tree. A handwritten list of the artists' names appears on a gallery wall in silver vinyl, as though advertising the participants of a fantastical group exhibition.