A recurring, worldwide intervention wherein specific foreign birdcalls are broadcast from speakers concealed in local trees, e.g. calls of South African summer birds broadcast from Japanese trees during winter.
Bird vocalizations are generally used to mark territory and attract mates, and the project’s audio is mixed so as to appear to sound as lifelike as possible within the environment.
Other editions include songs of non-migratory Nigerian birds broadcast from speakers hidden in Johannesburg trees, distress calls relayed inside parks in Buenos Aires, Caribbean birdsong in Yorkshire trees, and the barking of geese transmitted from trees near the site of the Temple of Juno, Rome.
The artwork is presented as either a covert, site-specific action or through photography and text documenting the intervention.
Materials: CD player, speaker, audio
Date: 2004 -