Prodigy

Michael Thomas Hill Remembers Avians with The Forgotten Songs

By: Cody Turner - Published: Nov 1, 2012 • References: cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au
The Forgotten Birds installation made by Michael Thomas Hill is a series of suspended empty bird cages that line the above walkway in Angel Place, Sydney. The cages are meant to help remember the songs that the birds who once filled the streets use to sing before they were forced out by European settlement.

Michael Thomas Hill is an artist that has been working on multimedia projects for eight years with his company Lightwell. His latest work is getting a lot of attention, and for a good reason. The artwork actually plays recordings of the birds that once called this place their habitat.

They have even adjusted the installation to play the songs of barn owls, and other night birds during the late evening.