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Houston Chronicle: Discovery Green’s ‘Paloma’ Takes Flight with Sound and Light

Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle’s Senior Writer and Critic, Arts & Culture,  features Weingarten Art Group’s latest public art installation at Discovery Green. “Paloma” by French studio Pitaya and “Here and Now” by Houston based Lina Dib come together to create a one-of-a-kind immersive environment along the Brown Promenade.

In the feature Molly writes:

The Discovery Green Conservancy often activates the park’s most beautiful corner with some sort of light spectacle, but this season’s installation, “Paloma,” is both meditative and thought-provoking.

The Discovery Green installation, their first in Texas, contains 200 powder-coated aluminum birds. They’ve employed the forms before, but not on such a large scale. The birds are placed at various heights among the oak branches, so they appear to be a flock in motion.

Dibb’s audio work “Here and Now” provides a magical soundtrack, incorporating the sounds of globally migrating birds, the voices of human immigrants and music she creates by digitally mixing bird calls.

The bird forms of “Paloma” are lightly colored, and the sound operates all day, but the experience seems truly enchanted at night.

Read the full article here.