• Barry Anderson, (American, b. 1969)
    Pigeon, 2001
    single-channel video with stereo sound
    edition 2 of 5
    dimensions variable, 7:37 min. loop.
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri,
    Gift of the artist, 2011.2.
    © Barry Anderson. Film still courtesy of the artist.

    Barry Anderson, (American, b. 1969)
    Pigeon, 2001
    single-channel video with stereo sound
    edition 2 of 5
    dimensions variable, 7:37 min. loop.
    Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri,
    Gift of the artist, 2011.2.
    © Barry Anderson. Film still courtesy of the artist.

Barry Anderson: Pigeon

Friday, April 18, 2014 to Sunday, February 1, 2015
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Reflecting on the poetics of place, Barry Anderson’s single-channel video installation Pigeon (2001) (7:37 minute loop) engages the viewer in both the activity and stillness of a site. In this digital film of a pigeon moving under an arch of flowing water in the Piazza del Campo in Siena, Italy, Anderson focuses on the quiet mystery and humor of the everyday. Accompanied by the existing sounds present in the piazza the video grounds us in a sense of real-time for a brief and unexpected exchange.