The Birder

Talent Showcase 2019
  • Scheme: Random Acts
  • tags: Dance, Full Short
  • People: Grace Schwindt
  • Duration: 3'48"

The Birder Video

Film Information

  • Year of commission: 2018
  • Year of release: 2019
  • Artist Schemes: FLAMIN Productions


  • Artist: Grace Schwindt

The Birder focuses on fragility in a world driven by capitalist logic. In a capitalist society it is easy to forget that bodies are vulnerable and death does not seem to exist – until it happens.

The film is based on a conversation with the birder Martin Heubeck, who works at a lighthouse on Shetland Islands and who has monitored the seabird population for oil contamination since the oil industry descended on Shetland in the late 1970s.

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