November 16, 2007

MUD

Model Urban Development(MUD), a permanent installation on the roof of Postmasters Gallery in Chelsea, provides infrastructure and facilities for high-density bird cohabitation in an environmental experiment in interaction with the New York City bird population.

OOZ, Inc. (…for the birds) is a 1,000 square-foot garden including architect-designed bird housing projects (multi-family dwellings), water systems, and other amenities to improve the quality of life for urban birds. The installation creates conditions to observe birds’ adaptation to human-engineered technologies, testing formal and ecological theorems for high-density lifestyles, sustainable resource sharing among urban organisms, and the play of public/private division in cross-species interaction.

Date: September 2006 – October 2006
Medium: installation, experiment
Dimensions: 10,000 square-feet
Location: Postmasters Gallery rooftop @ 459 West 19th Street (at 10th Avenue) NYC

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