The Silva Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future

The Silva Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future

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Rick Silva, Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future

Rick Silva | Toomey Lobby 

The Silva Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future is an ongoing project (first realized in 2014). Artist Rick Silva has produced several iterations of a multidimensional birding guide, taking the form of serial videos, installations, and an ever-growing web-based almanac of imagined species. The project's next iteration is being produced and exhibited at PRAx as a new, lightbox-supported installation.

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Rick Silva, Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future
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Rick Silva, Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future
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Rick Silva, Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future
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Rick Silva, Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future
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Rick Silva, Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future
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Rick Silva, Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future
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Rick Silva, Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future
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Rick Silva, Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future

About the artist

Rick Silva is a Brazilian-American artist whose videos, websites, and installations explore virtuality, futurology, and speculative ecologies. His work has been exhibited at The Centre Pompidou, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and The Whitney Museum of American Art. He has been featured in Artforum, Wired, and Rhizome’s Net Art Anthology. Silva received his MFA from the University of Colorado Boulder and lives in Eugene, Oregon, where he is an Associate Professor at The University of Oregon. He is a 2023 Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts.

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