design support, fabrication, installation
  Photo by Tod Seelie    CREATIVETIME exhibition page

Duke Riley | Fly By Night

Art Domantay | phase-1 fabrication, phase-2 Crew Chief

Aaron Suggs | Lead Fabricator

Presented by CREATIVETIME & the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Photos by Art Domantay & Dan Quin (unless otherwise noted)

"At the call of a whistle, thousands of birds emerged from their home in a grand, converted historic boat docked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The pigeons circled above the river as the sun sets over Manhattan, and small leg bands, historically used to carry messages, were replaced with tiny LED lights, illuminating the sky in a transcendent union of public art and nature.  Fly By Night paid homage to pigeon keeping[...] Locally, each neighborhood in New York once had a community of pigeon keepers (or fanciers, as they are commonly known); a dense network of rooftop pigeon lofts stretched across the five boroughs. Property development and population shifts have caused the practice to wane. The iconic Brooklyn Navy Yard, once home to the country’s largest naval fleet of pigeon carriers, was the ideal setting the piece." - CREATIVETIME