Sunday, May 18, 2014

Pigeon Madness

Walking through Washington Square Park I saw a  life like  puppet interacting with the pigeons in the park.  Behind him sitting on the park bench is the real Pigeon Man of Washington Square Park who every day sits in the same spot and feeds hundreds of pigeons. He is a fixture in the park as are many other colorful characters that make up Greenwich Village.

Robin Frohardt is multidisciplinary artist and designer living in working in Brooklyn NY.
'The Pigeoning' is a full-length live performance that uses bunraku puppetry, video and original music to explore the ideas of obsessive compulsion, safety, and order in the context of the end of the world. The story is told through the main character, Frank, a bunraku-style puppet working in an office in the early 80's who is absorbed and ultimately transformed by his pigeon obsession.