Luhring Augustine Bushwick presents Mexican artist Miguel Calderón’s Caída Libre, a film and sculptural installation centered on the theme of falconry. Falconry, an interest sparked by Calderón’s own experience having a hawk as a child, demonstrates an interdependence between man and animal. The years of discipline it takes to train one’s bird leads to an obsessive fixation in maintaining the partnership, a relationship powerfully highlighted in the show. Calderón’s sculptural installation presents perches that are missing their falcons, recollecting the fear a falconer has of losing his bird, and therefore losing the treasured bond. The perches, without their occupants, become sculptural and raise questions of the falconer and falcon’s story.
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