Traveling Feather is a video series that shows unstaged and spontaneous interactions between a feather and friends in their studios, at home or while traveling.
The series is part of the Feather Project by Present Square which is based on Milo Frielinghaus’ sculptural feather work from 2012. In the original feather work Frielinghaus attached a feather to an egg, which travelers brought with him as a souvenir on request.
In the Traveling Feather videos, I am taking his marked feathers into new contexts. While traveling and visiting friends and colleagues I record them in interaction with the feather. The videos become short portraits of the characters involved and also portraits of their surroundings.
In the time of the Coronavirus crisis the videos gain additional meaning. Now, the project continues with the focus on sending out feathers to friends and working with their self shot home videos.