Birds of Brooklyn is currently featured at Pulse Miami Beach contemporary art fair December 4 -7, 2014.
An additional siting has been installed at the amazing Oolite Restaurant across from Art Basel on 17th Street, Miami Beach.
If you are in Miami this weekend, please stop by one or both locations to listen to the Birds of Brooklyn : Migration Miami.
Birds of Brooklyn will be featured at Pulse Miami Beach contemporary art fair on December 4 -7, 2014 during Art Basel Miami.
As an extension of the Brooklyn-based project, Birds of Brooklyn: Migration Miami will create a dialogue between the ghosts of these two cities. Visitors will hear over 70 different recordings of endangered and bygone birds from the Brooklyn and Miami areas, including the Northern Bobwhite, Heath Hen, Cape Sable Sparrow, and Florida Scrub-jay.
If you happen to be in Miami for the fairs, please visit Pulse at Indian Beach Park, 4601 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach.
At the intersection of Union and Nevins Streets in Gowanus, Brooklyn is an former box factory. Down the alleyway you will find the wonderful Proteus Gowanus at 543 Union St, an interdisciplinary gallery and reading room. And to contrast the din of truck traffic and hum of HVAC you will now hear the Birds of Brooklyn! Fittingly, their current exhibition is all about migration.
The Birds of Brooklyn can now be heard on the other side of the river!
The next time you are visiting the High Line in Chelsea, take a short walk down 26th Street and LISTEN for the sounds of New York City’s displaced and by-gone birds– now installed at Mixed Greens ( 531 West 26th St, 1st Floor, NYC ).
Recent study shows that the noise of the city really does affect our bird neighbors:
Steve Nowicki studies animal communication and says young songbirds learn from older ones, so after a while differences in style emerge. “We know that birds can be attentive to very subtle differences in their songs in the context of choosing whom to mate with,” he says.
So if birds from the city can’t flirt with birds from the country anymore, “those birds are actually going to be less likely to mate with each other,” he says. “I mean, literally they’re going to stop being able to speak the same language.” >> Read more at npr.org
Learn about how you can support Brooklyn’s bird populations.
Birds of Brooklyn is now featured on Celebrate Urban Birds!
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has decades of experience connecting hundreds of thousands of people with nature. Their newest initiative, Celebrate Urban Birds, involves using visual and performing arts, participatory art, and science projects to engage city dwellers.
If you are an educator or parent try out the Birding by Ear activity.