Ten interactive birdhouses hanging from tree branches are nesting different birds; visitors are invited to trigger their calls using their mobile phone.
These wooden birdhouses incorporate speakers, amplifiers and bespoke electronics to allow real-time interactions. The control system includes an Arduino, a Rasperry Pi as DHCP and Web server, a wireless access point and bespoke software to allow real-time interactions.
From birds to butterflies, pollinators are critically important and yet their populations is in continue decline. The state of the UK’s birds reported that the UK has lost in the region of 44 million breeding birds since the late 1960s. This sound installation is a reminder that nature needs our help and each of us can do our bit to save it.
Part of the Generation tour:
15 October 2015 - 10 January 2016 at DLI Museum and Art Gallery, Durham
17 January 2016 - 21 February 2016 at Towneley Hall, Burnley, Lancashire
30 April 2016 - 2 July 2016 at Central Art Gallery, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester
9 July 2016 - 11 September 2016 at Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland