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birds of the park

Every year the Noorderplantsoen park hosts the Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival. Most bird species that normally live in the park temporarily flee the noise to return when calm is restored. In this ancient monumental park live more than 30 species of birds. Along with the urban ecologist of the city of Groningen, we’ve identified the species and magnified the silhouettes characteristic for the individual bird species. These silhouettes were cut out of mirrors and placed in the park during the festival. Although you don’t really notice a mirror in nature, the reflection of the lights and the crowd passing made the birds suddenly appear.

Commissioned by: Fine Arts Center Groningen (CBK)

Photography by Harry Fierkens.

CS-N036 foto Harry Fierkens

CS-N023 foto Harry Fierkens