Constellation of investigatory acts + happenings: the CENTER for RESEARCH on the POETICS of FLIGHT.
The semi-fictional Center formed in late 2007, expanding from efforts to unpack the complexity of escapist leanings, as evoked by flight. Initiated by attempts to construct an aircraft modeled after the Santos-Dumont Demoiselle, the CENTER later hosted a series of mediated happenings, including Flying animals and the Marfa Mystery Lights, featuring a presentation by Stephen Vitiello, and OffCourse: Interfering|facing with migratory songbirds, featuring a talk by Dr. Lesley Bulluck, with birding support provided by Jasmin Merida, Dylan Languell, Lesley Williamson, and Kylin Murren.

Santos-Dumont Demoiselle
EAA Chapter 231