SCOTTY is pleased to invite you to a series of events which explore and reflect upon human behaviour with regards to our interaction with animals, and especially with regards to wild birds through artistic practices.
The Morgenvogel Real Estate project places emphasis on nature conservation, and in particular on bird conservation. The Finnish artist Maria Leena Räihälä and the German writer Manuel Bonik use different artistic media, work in and about the great outdoors as for example in their project M0RE for which they built more than a thousand nesting boxes which were then distributed and permanently installed in the city of Berlin.
On Friday, 11th of November 2022, at 7 pm Morgenvogel Real Estate invites to BIRDTALKs, where nature conservationists and artists will speak about different aspects of birdlife. The audience is very welcome to contribute and participate with their experiences and stories. In addition, Maria Leena Räihälä shows a selection of her animation films.
On Saturday, 12th of November 2022, from 12 noon – 5 pm Morgenvogel Real Estate invites interested visitors to build nesting boxes which will be mounted in the surroundings of SCOTTY afterwards.
Subsequently, from 5:30 pm onwards, Canadian artists Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens will speak about a selection of recent works that deal with notions of interspecies communication and cohabitation and will focus on a series of videos entitled The Violence of Care. Connecting the zoo, the field station, the conservation center, and the backyard, the videos present human practices that try to create the conditions for avian lives to thrive, or, at times, simply to be sustained.
The filmmaker Lilli Kuschel is going to end the evening with her lecture Observing Observers Observing – filming birds. She will speak about her experiences while working on her most recent experimental documentary film CROWS which made her observe large crow colonies in the constantly changing urban cityscape of Berlin.
Should you have any questions, please get in touch with Juliane Zelwies via e-mail: mail [at] juliane.de
11th of November 2022, 7 – 9 pm: BIRDTALK by Morgenvogel Real Estate / Maria Leena Räihälä and Manuel Bonik and guests
For bird lovers, conservationists and everyone else: Maria Leena Räihälä and Manuel Bonik invite to an open discussion about different aspects of birdlife.
12th of November 2022, 12 noon – 5 pm: Hammering action
Building of nesting boxes with Morgenvogel Real Estate / Maria Leena Räihälä and Manuel Bonik, open to audience participation.
For many years, the artists Maria Leena Räihälä and Manuel Bonik contribute to the preservation status of songbirds in Berlin through their Morgenvogel Real Estate project. From the 11th – 13th of November they will turn SCOTTY into a workshop to build further nesting boxes, which can be used by our feathered friends in the upcoming spring.
On Saturday, from 12 noon – 5 pm, Maria and Manuel invite everyone interested to help them build new nesting boxes. The wooden birdhouses are made in Finnish design, and suitable for sparrows, tits, nuthatches and pied flycatchers and can be bought to be installed in one´s own neighborhood.
12th of November 2022, 5:30 – 6:30 pm: The Violence of Care, artist talk with Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens
Canadian artists Richard Ibghy & Marilou Lemmens will present a selection of recent works that deal with notions of interspecies communication and cohabitation and will focus on a series of videos entitled The Violence of Care. Connecting the zoo, the field station, the conservation center, and the backyard, the videos present human practices that try to create the conditions for avian lives to thrive, or, at times, simply to be sustained.
12th of November 2022, 7 – 8:30 pm: Observing Observers Observing – Filming Birds, lecture by Lilli Kuschel
The artist Lilli Kuschel talks about observing birds in the city and her newest experimental documentary in which she follows crows in the constantly changing city Berlin. Rapid urbanization is one of the most prevalent drivers for the loss of biodiversity, however, crows are experts in adapting to city life. Intimate observations of key moments in the life of these highly intelligent birds and a visual research on how the animals rededicate Berlin’s changing cityscape and architecture open up new perspectives on a more-than-human-world. CROWS is a radical urban wildlife film without human dialogue and music, focusing on the observation itself to attract the viewer’s attention and curiosity for non-human narratives.