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How to Build a Bird Nest

  • a closeup of a hand with miscellaneous small items

Get set for an interspecies collaboration that can happen in your own back yard. Inspired by text from Tinkers novelist, Paul Harding, as adapted by playwright, Kendra Fanconi, and created by animation artist, Cindy Mochizuki, and sound artist, Nancy Tam. Watch at home, and be ready to build something new. You can do it with one-hand tied behind your back…

How to Build a Bird Nest is a part of a year of art in, around, and in support of the expanded Mount Elphinstone Provincial Park. The Only Animal makes art with a deep relationship to place. Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) protects key forests and habitats. Together we are making a stand for trees. We invite you to stand up for your forest.


DATE: June 2016

VENUE: Digital

WITH: Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF)

Director / Writer

Kendra Fanconi


Paul Harding


Cindy Mochizuki


Nancy Tam