MERGANSER MIGRATIONS, 4min., Experimental
Directed by William Harper
The lines created by the movement of the birds in this video seem urgent and purposeful. They might bring to mind sketches by Cy Twombly, Lee Krasner, or Jackson Pollock. The forces guiding the paths of the mergansers are similar to those moving the hand of an artist; physics, history, genetics, culture, and the idiosyncrasies of the individuals imagination and requirements all conspire in the creation of the lines.