On May 22, we set up a participatory booth at G-Tower in Songdo, Incheon, Republic of Korea for ‘To Our Winged Travellers’ campaign that is an interactive public art project to accompany our #welcomewaterbirds initiative and celebrate World Migratory Bird Day 2015. Anybody can take part in the project by writing a cheerful message on a bird-shaped note or via a submission form online, wishing migratory waterbirds a safe journey on the East Asian-Australasian Flyway.
Thanks to active participation, over 500 messages were collected for the last two months via online and from the collection point. Each message note was connected by a fishing line and then was hung in a shape of the flock of flying birds, with the help of Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ). We’d like to thank IFEZ again for all the consideration and support. You can find how EAAFP staff reached five metre high in photos below.
Here are some sweet and artistic messages we picked up. For more photos, please visit EAAFP Flickr page at https://www.flickr.com/photos/eaafp/sets/72157655654647835
Call for exhibitors: We are looking forward to a perfect place to display those messages gathered from all over the world. Please kindly contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you, your organisation, or your visitor centre has a place to display and encourage more people to join this campaign. Southward migration is starting soon. Be part of our interactive art installation and make people fully aware of the current situation that migratory waterbirds are facing to.
The display being held in Songdo will carry on until July 24. If you are based in Songdo, you still have an opportunity to send your message fly up.
Planned and on-going exhibitions:
- 17 October 2015: Festivals of Wings, Malaysia
- 17 October 2015: Adelaide Flyway Festival, Australia
- 6-8 November 2015: Seocheon Bird Festival, Republic of Korea
- 21-22 November 2015: Thailand Bird Fair
- December 2015: Singapore