Bird on a Wire is a projected interactive display created for a pair of storefront windows at the corner Mercer St. and Washington Pl. in Manhattan. By calling a number a passerby can set birds perched on telephone wires into motion while listening to their flocking sounds on a cellphone.
Each bird is individually mapped to the space's physical set design and the animation is triggered when the birds receive a call to the designated number. The installation transforms a traditional storefront into a literal call to action - engaging pedestrians into a playful two way interaction.
This piece was created for Pop-Up Windows, a class taught by Gabe Barcia-Colombo.
On display at Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, through April 14, 2013.
More information: birdonawire.info