Annette Barbier creates immersive, rich, sensory environments designed to enhance the viewer’s awareness of the natural world and question how culture shapes our understanding and treatment of nature.
Casualties explores the tension between the built environment and the marginalized place of nature in our urban spaces as seen through the plight of urban birds. The lives and deaths of these animals illustrate the neglect and violence the natural world suffers at human hands.
In addition, a workshop on preventing bird strikes on windows will be offered by a member of the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors on Saturday, September 6 from 1 – 3 PM at the Chicago Artists Coalition. An informative talk will be followed by hands-on activities as participants learn to create their own DIY devices to help birds avoid collisions with reflective glass surfaces. Attendance is free but registration is required by August 28. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.