Show #30: Kristin Lucas, And/Or Gallery, Pasadena, CA
Kristin Lucas, Greater Flamingo, Head Flagging, 2017, neon sign (neon and argon mercury)
This three-circuit animating neon sign represents a posture from a repertoire of Greater Flamingo sexual display complexities that have been documented by researchers from Tour du Valat. Head flagging is a posture performed by large colonies of flamingos during their annual courtship march during mating season, and is rehearsed throughout the year by smaller synchronized flamingo flocks. The flamingo flips its head right and then left, back and forth in a rapid motion.