Dawn Chorus     (2005-2006)

English hymn books reworked by canaries and goldfinches


Dawn Chorus is part of a series of works created when Zatorski + Zatorski filled their studio with birds (canaries and goldfinches). Allowed to fly freely around the space the birds nested, laid eggs, hatched and died in amongst the artists’ belongings and equipment. A set of English Hymn books, from St Chad’s College Durham was pecked, modified by the birds and painted with guano.