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huidi xiang









a bird lesson



research, sound, objects, performance

work-in-progress

lastest update: 07/20/2021




in July 2021, I was living in a mountain area near Steuben, WI, USA for a while. the first morning of my stay, I was awaken by a bird choir consisting of at least 5 different sounds. 

i have been using found bird chirping sound (mostly from the internet) in my insatllations for so many times,

but I never thought about who, when, where, how, and why they were created.

i think the choir outside my window is a first lesson those birds tried to teach me. 






lesson 01 (in Minecraft)

also in July 2021, I started a residency program at Ender Gallery in video game Minecraft.

as a gamer with almost zero experience in Minecraft beforehand, i was surprised that Minecraft does not have an ambient bird chirping sound. 

since bird chriping sounds have become an important component of my practice, I decided to make the first iteration in this residency which aims to recreate my studio inside the site of Minecraft. 

my process is as below: 



copy01: a found digital model 
















copy02: a 3d printed model (PETG)


copy03: a 3d scanned model



some testings:


copy04: another 3d printed model 

coming soon