Arabian Peninsula Series

The Crowned Hoopoe

The Crowned Hoopoe

Elusive Breeders

Elusive Breeders

Eastern Hotspot of the Western Palaearctic

Eastern Hotspot of the Western Palaearctic

Birding the Future - Arabian Peninsula Series

Birding the Future - Arabian Peninsula Series

Birding the Future - Arabian Peninsula Series

The Fertility Messenger

The Fertility Messenger

Birding the Future - Arabian Peninsula Series

Birding the Future - Arabian Peninsula Series

Birding the Future - Arabian Peninsula Series

Birding the Future - Arabian Peninsula Series

Birding the Future - Arabian Peninsula Series

The second iteration of Birding the Future was installed at the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 30 – November 8, 2014. Approximately 3 billion birds migrate every year across the Arabian Peninsula providing a unique cross-continental bridge. These important flyways are under threat due to issues such as urbanization, climate change, hunting, and pollution. The installation space was a courtyard in the Al Fahidi historic neighborhood in Bur Dubai.

The sound material included calls of 11 extinct and 21 endangered species particular to the Arabian Peninsula. A series of 9 stereoscopic cards were made. The hoopoe (hud-hud), a bird associated with enlightenment in Arabic legend and literature, served the role of guide through the installation.

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