For all you bird-loving city-dwellers, engineer/artist Natalie Jeremijenko has created a complete urban bird environment (part of her Ooz series) on the roof of Postmasters, with a water system, appropriate foliage, insects, and other bird necessities, including a mall and a concert hall. She has asked some of the freshest architects around to build the birdhouses. Aranda/Lasch & terraswarm, bonetti/kozerski, Leeser Architecture, Materialab with Gensler + Gutierrez, OpenSource Architecture, Systemarchitects, theLiving, Phil Taylor, Kate Bakewell and Laura Kurgan have all made multi-family units for the birds. Viewers will be able to see the birds' interactions with the designer housing in the gallery via live video streams. In addition to making some very nice real estate for the birds, Natalie will be seeing how the birds will fare in the urban environment.
Opening: 9 September 2006, 6-8pm
459 West 19 Street
New York, NY 10011 map
tel. 01 212 727 3323