Bird Watching installation and performance Hallwalls Buffalo, NY PROJECT LIST


In preparation for the live performance I had decided that in each of the pre-recorded bird loops there would be moments when the bird would fall asleep. This would allow me as a performer to also mimic sleep if the live interaction wasn’t working or if I needed a break. Although each of the pre-recorded bird performances had distinctive elements they mimicked each other in certain moments such as sleeping or wing movement. They were all tightly edited and quite minimal in aesthetic. A coloured bird against a white background in repetitive loops of no more than a minute in a half. The performative aspect of the piece kept people within the space of the installation for a longer amount of time than the loops themselves probably would have. The performance was an important way of immersing people in a repetitive situation and insuring that they spent time with the work.