June 15, 2016

"Fly By Night" by Artist Duke Riley

If you’re in New York City this week, I encourage you to try and see “Fly By Night”, a wonderful and unprecedented avian air and light show by artist Duke Riley.

Presented by New York-based nonprofit arts organization, Creative Time, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard, this beautiful and inspiring show pays tribute to the pigeon and the fascinating history of pigeon flying.

Pigeons have been domesticated for thousands of years and kept by people worldwide for their companionship, their sport, and their loyal service. I attended “Fly By Night” last weekend, and spent some time with Duke, and his gorgeous trained pigeons. During “Fly By Night”, nearly two-thousand birds, wearing tiny LED lights, circle above the water, illuminating the night sky, as Duke orchestrates their performance from below. It is a stunning presentation - here are some of my photos. Enjoy.

For more information on “Fly By Night”, which has been extended to run through June 19th, click on this link to the Creative Time web site.