Marina Zurkow, The Thirsty Bird (still), 2012.
Marina Zurkow, The Thirsty Bird (still), 2012.

Art at Home: The Thirsty Bird Flip-books

Currently on view on CAM’s facade is Marina Zurkow: The Thirsty Bird. On one side of this split screen video, viewers witness the seemingly eternal motion of an oil pump jack (known colloquially as a “thirsty bird”), and on the other side, a range of archetypal figures drinking from a water fountain. As the pump pulls oil up, the fountain squirts water out, in an infinite and interconnected dance.⁣

Inspired by The Thirsty Bird, we’ve created an easy at-home flip-book animation project for kids!⁣

Download the PDF tutorial here.