ARTWORK + > One Hour of Birds

|Sept 2015 - Ongoing|

This is an in-progress project, to which you can contribute.

For one hour, look through the lens of a camera, where you can see only sky or out-of-focus trees. Some pleasant ways to do this are laying on your back at edge of a body of water—or sitting against a tree at the edge of forest where it becomes field. Birds, like humans, enjoy transitional spaces, so you will have good luck here.

Photograph every bird that passes through your field of view.

To become part of the project, send all your un-layered, un-edited photographs of one hour of birds (including "outtakes" and blurred images) to All participants will, of course, be credited. Images will be combined in Photoshop using a set of simple rules.

One Hour of Birds was exhibited in a two-person show at The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA) from January 12–March 20th, 2016, and as part of a solo exhibition at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA) from April 1st–May 31st, 2016.

One Hour of Birds (Kevin Lair – Seagulls)
Performative Photograph
18 x 12 in.
June 2017