Sigil Collective—Birdsong

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Birdsong is a publication by Sigil Collective, part of an homonymous project commissioned by the XXII Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature. The book is a collection of short stories and images from various historical sources, all describing the entanglement between birds (or “avian bodies,” which can be real or fantastical), humans, and the Syrian landscape and history.

Sigil Collective, Birdsong. A selection of 10 spreads from the book. 2019

Sigil Collective
Sigil is an Arab collective founded by Khaled Malas, Salim Al-Kadi, Alfred Tarazi, and Jana Traboulsi based in Beirut and New York City. Sigil seeks to explore the marvelous and terrifying metamorphoses of the Arab landscape that is the stake and site of historical and contemporary struggles. Since 2014, they have been engaged in building architectures of resistance in Syria. Their work has been published and exhibited internationally.

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