Sparrow Flock | Varpusparvi (2012)

HD line animation 01:00 min

How much does the amount of animals affect on how we see them, how do we feel about them. An individual sparrow may appear beautiful but having tens of them may give you quite a contrary impression.
I shot a video of a sparrow flock feeding under a bush, flying away if a person passes by too close, returning and fleeing again. I drew an animation based on this footage. Background was removed to reveal the movement and how the single sparrows are morphing into each other and becoming a flickerly moving mass.

Later I gave the birds a sound, buzzing non-sense talking. I choose to use a language that I don’t understand myself.

Animation was part of the exhibitions Morph! and Att döda en koltrast