Maria Mencia

Birds Singing Other Birds’ Songs

Abstract:
The sounds that emerged from the study of human voice were later attached to the animated birds in the shape of calligrams. The outlines and letters of the text-birds correspond to the transcribed sound made by each bird, so making the birds sing their own visual-textual compositions. Nevertheless, the sound does not correspond to the real bird.

Biography:
María Mencía PhD in Digital Poetics and Digital Art. Artist and Senior Lecturer in Digital Media at Kingston University, London, UK. She was awarded an AHRC grant (2005) for her project Cityscapes. Exhibited and presented papers at national and international galleries, festivals and conferences such as; ARCO 2004 Madrid; onedotzero 2003 ICA, London; ISEA 2002 [Orai] Japan; Digital Surface: A CULTURE 2000 Programme of the European Union,TATE Britain, London 2003; IV Jornadas de Arte y Multimedia 2002, CaixaForum- Mediateca, Barcelona, Spain and BEAP 2002 Perth, Australia.