Xavi Bou Ornithographies

The Cardinal Gallery ⁠ accessible_forward
1231 Davenport Rd
May 5–Jun 26,  2022

The works of Spanish photographer Xavi Bou’s reveal the hidden beauty of bird flights. His Ornithographies photography is inspired by his love of nature and curiosity about the invisible patterns traced by birds in flight.

Bou says: “My intention is to capture the beauty of the bird’s flight in a single moment, making the invisible visible. Ornithographies moves away from the purely scientific practice of chronophotography that 19th-century photographers Eadweard Muybridge and Étienne Julies Marey developed. It is the balance between art and science, a project of naturalist discovery, and, at the same time, an exercise of visual poetry.”

Curated by Cory Wilyman and Chelsea Hulme-Wilyman