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Birdwatching in the Anthropocene

 animated short 

"It’s a bird, it’s a machine, it’s a landscape, it’s a… Wait, what is it? Taking place in a staged nature environment, Birdwatching in the Anthropocene showcases an industrial contraption blowing hot air under flags of different birds with a continuous engine noise in the background. The flags reference a historical series of 435 hand painted prints of North American birds produced between 1827 and 1834. Six of those birds, featured in this video, are now extinct: the Carolina Parakeet, Passenger Pigeon, Ivory-Billed Woodpecker, Great Auk, Northern Curlew, and Pinnated Grouse. Produced as a digital render, this machine re-animates those lost birds and restores them to their former glory."                                                                                                                                                                                                       -Nosy magazine

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