Tag Archives: bird

Louise Lawler


‘Birdcalls’ (1972) by Louise Lawler.

Louise Lawler transformed each name of a male contemporary artist into a specific birdcall and recorded the sound. Listen to them here.

Koen Vanmechelen


‘Cosmopolitan Chicken Project’ (1999-ongoing) by Koen Vanmechelen.

 Vanmechelen interbreeds domestic chickens from different countries aiming at the creation of a true cosmopolitan chicken.

Petrit Halilaj


‘Poisoned by men in need of some love (Bubulcus ibis)’ (2013) by Petrit Halilaj.

Vitrine backdrops from the Museum of Natural History of Kosovo (print on cardboard), brass plate, one bird made of iron, soil and excrement (as shown at Wiels).

Wolfgang Lehrner

‘Bird watching’ (2010) by Wolfgang Lehrner.

Olaf Breuning

‘We are such animals’ (2005) by Olaf Breuning.

Elodie Pong




‘Even a stopped clock is right twice a day’ (2008) by Elodie Pong.

In this video by Elodie Pong globalisation and the state of the world economy are debated by stuffed birds.

Marcus Coates


Dawn Chorus‘ (2007) by Marcus Coates.

Marcus Coates recorded videos of people singing along to slowed-down birdsong in ordinary human habitats, then sped the videos back up to pitch.

David Sherry


‘Just popped out back in 2 hours’ (2008) by David Sherry.

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Lyer bird

David Attenborough, ‘Lyer Bird’

Marcus Coates

Tateshots: Marcus Coates (2009) (through vvork)