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SPARROW FLOCK

1 MINUTE ANIMATION 2011

How much does the amount of animals affect on how we see them, how do we feel about them. An individual sparrow may appear beautiful but having tens of them may give you quite a contrary impression.
I shot a video of a sparrow flock feeding under a bush, flying away if a person passes by too close, returning and fleeing again. I drew an animation based on this footage. Background was removed to reveal the movement and how the single sparrows are morphing into each other and becoming a flickerly moving mass.
Later I gave the birds a sound, buzzing non-sense talking. I chose to use a language that I don’t understand myself.


Screenings: Wiurilan Kesä, Halikko 2017; Galerie Toolbox, Berlin 2016; International Animated Film Festival "Tindirindis 2013"; One Minute Film & Video Festival Aarau 2013, 1minute Croatia 2013; CologneOFF 2012 Mexico and India; Morph! -exhibition, Melbourne 2012; Att döda en koltrast - exhibition, Helsinki 2011.

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