Luminous Birds and Twittering Machines by Kathy Hinde with software by Matthew Olden
Luminous Birds animates a flock of origami-style birds suspended overhead. Positioned in a long line, they illuminate in turn to create the illusion of animated flight, accompanied by spatialised sounds composed from distorted pianos and bells.
Humankind maintains an ongoing fascination with attempts to decipher, understand and categorise birdsong and animal communication. Twittering Machines plays with birdsong imitation, translation, message sending, encryption, interference and miscommunications.
Works commissioned and supported by Cryptic 2016 & 2017, Kidderminster Arts Festival 2015, Töne Festival 2014 and Cove Park 2017.