A Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future

May 22, 2014 | Marina Galperina

Artist Rick Silva, whose new media landscapes were on view at TRANSFER Gallery last year, has just launched a new project — The Silva Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future.

The 18 short videos 30 seconds in length depict fantastical birds or their parts in flight — a cube of ruffling feathers, sleek swallows diving into a glowing abyss, flapping skeletal wings dissolving into a shuddering multi-color field of pixels.

See more animations here. Read more about Silva’s process in our Artist Notebook feature.