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Dancing Cranes by Kathy Hinde and Maja Ratkje

Installation by Kathy Hinde and Maja Ratkje shown at Arnolfini, Bristol, UK, 27th March 2010.
Kathy Hinde has animated delicate origami Cranes using small motors. They fly to a soundtrack by Norwegian composer Maja Ratkje. The speed of their flight, and the intensity of the overlaying crane sounds is controlled by data that represents their annual migration cycle. Video images shine onto the paper birds to create a super-imposed shadow animation. First shown on a Faster Than Sound residency, Snape, UK, 20th March 2010. MaxMSP programming by Matthew Olden. With thanks to Peter Holden and Snape RSPB volunteers for information on Cranes and migration routes. [1]

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