The Lost Bird Project

Year
2011
Country
USA
Duration:
60 mins

Overview

Todd McGrain believes that forgetting is a type of cultural extinction, so he aims to keep memories alive for five extinct North American birds by placing large, bronze sculptures of them in the places where these creatures were last seen alive in the wild. By reintroducing these stories into the social memory of landscapes, he hopes his sculptures will spark interest, draw people into the birds’ sad tales and encourage the prevention of future losses. It’s a bold ambition for this somewhat shy and retiring artist, but McGrain willingly dares failure because he knows that we must not forget these birds.

Production Team

Director
Deborah Dickson

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2012 Mountainfilm Festival.