SONGBIRD: a virtual moment of extinction

Songbird

Expanded Animation / Songbird

In this VR fairytale with a dark heart, viewers are transported to the island of Kauai in 1984 where they are invited to search for the last known ʻōʻō, an iconic black bird whose existence has been threatened to the point of extinction.

Songbird

  • About

    In SONGBIRD artists Michelle and Uri Kranot have created a painted replica of the lush cloud forest of Kauai, filled with animated, colorful birds. Here, the audience is invited to search for the last known ʻōʻō, an iconic black bird with yellow leg feathers and a beautiful song, a bird whose existence has been threatened to the point of extinction. Songbird has been created with a fully spatialized soundscape of recordings of extinct birds – sonic fossils –.

    The project was developed in collaboration with The Guardian Virtual Reality, supported by VIVE and produced in collaboration with Carte Blanche and The Animation Workshop.
  • Partners

    The Guardian Virtual Reality

    The Guardian Virtual Reality

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    Virtual reality journalism application with innovative storytelling

    VIVE

    VIVE

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    Virtual reality systems

    Carte Blanche

    Carte Blanche

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    Carte Blanche is Viborg's professional regional theater. Carte Blanche creates poetic encounters between performers and audiences of all kinds of frames

    Late Love Productions

    Late Love Productions

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    Based in Viborg, Late Love Production produces independent animation, documentaries, shorts, VR projects and web series always pursuing intelligent high quality artistic projects that challenge the audience and make them wonder and think about the stories that need courage to tell.

    TinDrum

    TinDrum

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    Animation production company in Viborg founded by Michelle and Uri Kranot working on development and production of animated documentaries, collaborative projects using cross – media innovations to enhance emotional human storytelling, exposing the depth and beauty in different areas.

  • Contact

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    Kirk Johnson

    Kirk Johnson

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