The Swan house, or birdhouse was built in 1937 and it was used to take care of swans or at times by animal rights activists to take care of sick or injured birds. This installation celebrates the bond between humans and nature, bringing a hommage to the efforts of restoring flight to these magnificent creatures.
The colorful statues and drawings represent the souls of the birds taken care of in this space of healing. They are doing a celebratory dance and inviting the viewer to enjoy the party.
The installation consists of CNC-cut layered wood sculptures (maximum dimension 2,50×1,25m), painted and colored, representing birds, and an AR layer with animated bird drawings placed in over the lake space. The AR is done with blippar, whichthat does not require installing any app on the viewer’s phone, but it only needs scanning a QR code + pointing the camera at sometrecognizablesable by the AI (the sculpture setup or the house facade). At night the statues are illuminated with LED lights. At night we could also layer video-mapping on the house.