Shot in Nogent sur Vernisson. Loiret, on December 28th, 2013.
2013 had a warm autumn and an even warmer winter debut. I think that this is one of the reasons why the birds that live along the Loire chose to rest longer. Some rested even until late December. I filmed this material when they started preparing to fly away.
”Birds” presents 7 minutes of French sunset, on continuous shooting, with the migratory birds preparing to leave. It presents the sunset of the West, with governments taking measures belonging to the right. I chose to draw a parallel between this story and statements that I had previously recorded in Paris, belonging to Romanian immigrants. The work is part of a larger project regarding the migration phenomena, entitled ”Nomadaptation”.