Wow and Flutter

Country: Ireland
Duration: 13 mins
|3 Seconds
Sound: Stereo
Ratio: 16:9
Available Format/s: HD Digital file
Original Format: HD Video
  • Animals
  • Language and text
  • Music and sound
  • Performance


A portrait of a magnificent bird draws on the 30- year relationship between animal cognition scientist Irene Pepperberg and the African grey parrot she trained in elements of human language. This depiction of the animal attempts to give voice to the creature, only to reveal a troubling figure of mis-translation, while raising questions about what creates and limits language. Wow and Flutter features a score made in collaboration with musician Andrew Fogarty, using a mixture of field recordings, electronics and found material to conjure a unique sound world.

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