Friday, July 11, 2014

Public art • Landmark "home" • DOEprojekts in "Avian Spirits" Exhibition at Brushwood Center

Landmark "home"
"Avian Spirits" group exhibition opens on Sunday, July 13, 1 to 3 pm at the Brushwood Center, Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods. The public is invited. More info may be found at

Research and installation of "home"
DOEprojekts installed a 51 foot temporary landmark titled "home" with the help of artist Richard Laurent and curator Franck Mercurio. The landmark incorporates the cultural keyword "home," one of over 100 cultural keywords cited by social scientists as having qualities of "significance but difficulty" in both public discourse and a broad spectrum of academic disciplines.

In relationship to "Avian Spirits," the keyword "home" is a playful "visual cue" for avian friends, such as homing pigeons, who find their way back to their origin through the use of visual landmarks, as well as smell/odors, the earth's magnetic field and the sun's azimuth (see below).


Group Exhibition
"Avian Spirits" will continue at Brushwood Center, Ryerson Woods, Riverwoods, until August 31.
Artists in the exhibition curated by Franck Mercurio: Annette Barbier, Sarah Belknap and Joseph Belknap, Cosmo Campoli, Helen Maurene Cooper, Molly Cranch, DOEprojekts (Deborah and Glenn Doering), Julia Kemerer, Barbara Koenen, Julie Meridian, Steph Roberts, Dan Streeting, Marlene McCauley. More info may be found at

Opening of Avian Spirits
"Avian Spirits" opened on Sunday, July 13, 2014. 
"Landmark home" treats were inscribed in cinnamon with the help of the new "Cinnibird" writing utensil. For more information about "Cinnibird," go to: