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Fritz Haeg: Animal Estates

Fritz Haeg speaks about his work and specifically about his current project, Animal Estates. During an intensive workshop, Haeg and MIT community members will build and install individual homes for two birds: the American Kestrel Falcon, and the Tree Swallow. These birds have a limited presence in the Cambridge area, but by building custom-made houses and placing them throughout the MIT campus, the dwellings will hopefully attract and retain these native species as well as provide thoughtful markers of their presence. A companion installation by Center artist Pam Larson will be shown in the Center’s front gallery and include a video feed from the Kestrel house placed on the top of the building that houses the Center. http://www.fritzhaeg.com/garden/initiatives/animalestates/main.html + Fritz Haeg established the Fritz Haeg Studio in 1995 in New York City before moving his practice to Los Angeles in 1999. He founded Sundown Schoolhouse in 2006 as an alternative education environment. He has produced projects and exhibited work at Tate Modern; the Whitney Museum of American Art; Mass MoCA; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; the Wattis Institute; the Netherlands Architecture Institute, Maastricht; and the MAK Center in Los Angeles, among other institutions. His first book, Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, will be published by Metropolis Books and distributed by D.A.P. in February 2008.

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