Client: In collaboration with JAC studios & No Parking and supported by the Esbjerg Municipality
Location: Wadden Sea Visitor Centre, Vester Vedsted, Denmark
In 2014 Jason Bruges Studio won the competition, in collaboration with JAC Studios, to create an immersive installation that represents the 12 million migratory birds and the unique landscape of the Nationalpark. Digital Ornithology is the last sequence of the exhibition, which follows a journey of exploration and discovery of the native birds, to being fully immersed in their unique habitat and behaviours. The space allows visitors to be at eye height and experience the take off and landings at close proximity, thereby amplifying the presence of the birds. The installation is comprised of 562 LCD screens suspended from the ceiling in a sequence that represents the migration of the birds. With an amalgamation of projection mapping of live footage and the light-modulating behaviour of the LCD’s, the result is an ephemeral and captivating acquaintance.
This is a very neat project which has no extra unnecessary information, but still you can immerse yourself in it by simple light, shadow and sound. It has strong intent of raising the awareness of protecting creatures by looking into the way they live closer than we usually.