30 April 2012
Dear Citizens of Windsor,
It is with great pleasure that I, the eminently knowledgeable Professor William Starling, have the distinct opportunity of informing you of my recent visits of investigation to your fair city. I have been fortunate, on numerous occasions, to secure handsome lodgings in this city’s centre and it has been my intention to initiate and engage in various forms of inter-species dialogue, to share my extensive knowledge of (and ongoing research on) adaptation to changing environments, the phenomenon of “invasive species” and habitat loss. It is my hope that my presence is welcomed and that some of you will wish to be my guide as I explore the city and that you will even deem it proper to share with me your thoughts in response to the following query.
Dear Windsorians, your official city motto states “The River and the Land Sustain Us” yet I have been set to wonder if this statement still rings true to you or if you require something more? The good people of DodoLab have kindly designed and provided for us some lovely black paper starling silhouettes that will be available at SB Contemporary Art from May 5 through June 9, 2012. I would like to request that you take the opportunity to record on said silhouettes that which you feel truly sustains this city today and for the future. Your Starling will be added to this rather unique exposition.
On Sunday May 6th, it is my intention to take a stroll through Riverfront Park from the Ambassador Bridge to the Art Gallery of Windsor, to learn more about the city from citizens engaged with activities of leisure and respite. I am pleased to say that I have also been invited on this day to share my impressions of the photographic exhibition Landmarks at the Art Gallery of Windsor. Please join me for my public talk at the gallery at 1pm, admission is free of charge.
I thank you for your interest and welcome your correspondence. My presence in Windsor would not be possible without the kind invitations of Sarah Beveridge (SB Contemporary Art), Srimoyee Mitra (Art Gallery of Windsor) and Justin Langlois (BrokenCityLab). If you wish to contact me, you may do so care of DodoLab’s various channels of communication.
With Kindest Regards,Professor William Starling
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