This outdoor, site-specific installation will combine the use of trees, illuminated bird sculptures, projections and shadows, and caution sign motifs to create a surreal and nostalgic environment that promotes a communal empathy for wildlife.
Double-Dip is a two-artist team who have been collaborating together since they met at the University of Ottawa. Shelby is interested in socio-political and environmental issues, and Darya is interested in concepts of freedom and restriction. ‘Crash of the Firebirds’ is an installation that combines both of these spheres in response to the theme ‘Bypass’. Every year, millions of birds are killed due to their inability to avoid the effects of light pollution; this year a flock of firebirds will die before your eyes at Nuit-Blanche Ottawa Gatineau!