Twittering Machines

Humankind maintains an ongoing fascination with attempts to decipher, understand and categorise birdsong and animal communication. In Twittering Machines, Kathy Hinde invites us to ponder upon these fascinations by playing with birdsong imitation, translation, message sending, encryption, interference, miscommunications, and mappings. The performance samples morse code blips and beeps from records combined with music boxes, dulcitone, broken toy pianos, bird imitation and decoy toys, various broken piano parts and detritus to conjure up the impression of a huge flock of birds flying around the space.

“It’s a brilliant study of the dissemination of language in our increasingly tech-savvy planet.” The List