The Aviary, Vancouver BC

Flock is a suspended installation that addresses the power of the collective female voice. It is inspired by murmurations, in which birds flock together for safety in numbers, to keep warm, and to exchange information-much like the plight of women today.

Artists Hanna Benihoud and Charlotte Spafford went to social media and asked the question “which book by a female author has most impacted your life?”. They used the most popular books (including The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood) as source material for their installation. Flock is a living installation that evolved for the duration of 2 weeks, with the artists making changes on a near-daily basis. The effect was a real time stop-motion animation that reflected the power and dynamism of female voices.


Inspired by women’s writings, Flock brings stop-motion installation into real time. Georgia Straight


‘Flock’ installation in Vancouver explores the power of the female voice. Vancouver is Awesome