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LOST PIGEONS
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2012
posters, 5 min sound

listen to the sound

"Lost Pigeons", was developed in Ghent, where Takala became fascinated with the local community of pigeon fanciers. While top racing pigeons are auctioned for high prices, losing birds is an essential part of the pigeon sport and all our street pigeons are lost racing pigeons and their offspring. During the racing season 2012, Takala collected information on the birds fanciers in Ghent lost and posters were made to announce each lost pigeon. The posters connect to a sound piece, a phone conversation between the artist and a fancier, offering insight into the economy of the pigeon sport.

Drawings: Siri Baggerman

Thank you: Titus Devoogdt, Rom Bohez, Mark de Backer, PiPa, KBDB/RFCB, 't Land Van Belofte, Leopold II - Colombo, De Strijdersbond, Jan Vanermen, Raoul Verstraete, Dries Bombeke, Lionel van Crombrugge, Bart Piens, Willy Marchhant, Yves Deploige, Gebroeders Servaes, Wilson Dekens, Georges de Clercq, Raphael Rogiest, Rigobert Bert, Alouïs van Overberghe, Roger Peynaert, Maurice Boone

Commissioned for TRACK by S.M.A.K., Ghent

Fonds BKVB/The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture