The Bird & the Cup performance is an artist’s book produced by Annie MacDonell and Maïder Fortuné, and commissioned by the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. It was launched in May of 2015 and is available through Art Metropole
Description from the book jacket: This book brings together the text and images from a performance titled “The Bird and the Cup”. It was produced by Annie MacDonell and Maïder Fortuné, and performed on May 31st, 2014 at the Toronto Reference Library. MacDonell and Fortuné took turns reading the text while arranging groups of images on a table between them. A document camera was used to film and project the images above them for the audience to see. All the images used in the performance and book are drawn from the TRL’s Picture Collection. “The Bird and the Cup” mines the collection to illustrate a three-part narrative that superimposes two iconic Toronto buildings in the imagination of the audience: the Toronto Reference Library and the John P. Robarts Research Library.