The KUNSTVEREIN GLOBAL FOREST will award two project-based, two to three months artist residencies for research and artistic production. The residencies will take place after individual arrangements between 1 February to 4 May 2024. The results of the residencies will be presented to the public at the annual VOGELKLANG-SOUNDCAMP on 4 and 5 May 2024. The two residencies are intended to enable artists to develop a project- and theme-related work and to present it within the framework of the VOGELKLANG-SOUNDCAMP. The artists will be supported in the production process by the GLOBAL FOREST team.
The VOGELKLANG-SOUNDCAMP is a locally and independently organised event linked to a global network of different actors. Its aim is to artistically explore and communicate the behaviour and habitat of our feathered friends. The original inspiration for the BIRD SOUNDCAMP came from the environmentalist and broadcaster Chris Baines and his International Dawn Chorus Day, which was launched in the 1980s. On each first Sunday morning in May, various temporary sound camps around the world join together to create a global bird sound symphony. Through the cooperation of all sound camps, a 24-hour livestream of continuous morning chirping is created, in which the VOGELKLANG-SOUNDCAMP in the Black Forest also participates. A worldwide phenomenon is thus made tangible along the sunrise: the morning song of the birds. In 2024, this will be May 5.
In addition to the 24-hour bird concert produced collectively by the sound camps, the VOGELKLANG-SOUNDCAMP in the Black Forest will also feature a cross-media festival programme on site. This includes workshops, lectures, installations, performances, etc. - many of which are interactive and designed for participation.