location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Hundreds of bird figurines in flight transformed a parking lot in the heart of Sofia. Arranged in 3D space to represent a veritable flock, they resembled a big coloured cloud.
A sketch with which the Park(ing) Swarm project won the competition for ‘The most original concept for Park(ing) Day 2016’ and a subsidy for its construction.
We chose a parking lot on the Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard as the location for the installation.
The miniature birds were all swaying and spinning in the wind – a dance of colour, light and shadows. The flock numbered a 150 strong, half of which flew away to delight their new owners.
The figurines were made using green and orange paper framed with wire and were all designed by Paper Being artist Svetla Nacheva.
The installation was visually stimulating – a focus of attention for passers-by and those who had come to visit it specifically alike. The spectators were able to interact with it, walk among the birds and experience a different reality.