Fly by Night: a short film about contemporary art, pigeons, and the man that turned a ton of those humble birds into stars. Via Short of the Week:
A film about reconnecting urban culture to the natural world, Fly By Night, follows artist Duke Riley as he attempts to fly thousands of pigeons wearing tiny LED lights off of a decommissioned Navy boat. Much more than an artist profile, it documents the journey of one man’s shared experience with an often overlooked New York resident – the pigeon. Over the course of several months, Olivia Loomis Merrion captures the peculiarity of pigeon auctions, training birds, and the high intensity up to showtime. Fly By Night will suck you into the contemporary artist sphere without making you feel like an outsider, but rather a participant in an urban environment that will feel as precious to you as it does its residents.