The Wing Assignment uses a wing as a starting point for creative artistic exercises.
Launched in 2011, the project has gathered many artists from different disciplines. Painters, photographers, illustrators, sculptors and graphic designers have created works that originated from personal interpretations and associations.
After almost one year, The Wing Assignment has become a show of compelling pieces offering a wide variety of visual and symbolic languages. Graphic designer and illustrator André Wee was inspired by the feather’s fragility and proposes fragmented human beings on the verge of dissolving. Asa Medhurst symbolically associates the upward movement allowed by wings to the fluid dynamism of a mandala. In the taxidermic work of Katie Brookes, stuffed birds and eggs embody the cycle of birth and death.
Nina Farrell, creative director of the project, creates her photograms in a darkroom without using a camera. A wing’s silhouette projected on light-sensitive paper becomes the structure of her hybrid creatures.
The Wing Assignment is on show at Red Bull Studios in London from 19 to 25 September.
Photos courtesy of the artists.
Red Bull Studios
155-171 Tooley Street
London, SE1 2JP