Call and Response, 2006 installation view

An interactive site specific installation consisting of two bark covered bird blinds facing one another across a stream. Inside the blinds are squeeze bulbs with brass name plates identifying different bird species found on site. The squeeze bulbs activate bird whistles whose sound is projected through brass horns mounted to the outside of the blinds. A visitor to the blinds can observe the site hidden from view and communicate to birds as well as to the other blind .

This installation is sited on the grounds of Evergreen House, the 19th century urban home of an important Baltimore family now part of Johns Hopkins University. The house holds a collection of rare ornithological books.


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