The interpretations of “avian” ranged from life-like ceramic owls to performance pieces about Twitter.
Lalonde pointed out that the number of artists using multimedia in this exhibit is part of a growing trend in the wider art world. As technology increases and becomes more accessible, artists are exploring ways to use common technologies in unique ways.
The exhibit focused primarily on the impact that industry and human development have had on the environment, and by extension our perception of the world. But it also had an element of optimism, championing the idea that the arts and sciences can work together to confront global issues.
The collaboration between art and science was natural and probably destined to happen. The curators chose the space based on the similarities between artists and engineers.