BIRDSCAPE II 2001-2002

installation + performance icw Michael Pestel
Regina Couger Miller Gallery, Pittsburgh PA USA

Our inability to resuscitate extinct birds requires us to rethink and intensify our communication with living birds. The sounds of endangered species in particular, but all birds in general, can become a kind of mnemonic device for calling to mind absent species around the globe. Birdscape explores interactions with these sounds through a virtual garden space, video projections, performances and workshop events.

This exhibition was supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment of the Arts, by a Pennsylvania Councils Special Opportunity Stipend, and by the Mondriaan Foundation.