One Thousand Birds in Dessel

Tabloo  SenseSquared

The installation One Thousand Birds is the culmination of a process in which children and adults started folding origami together. Birds from Belgium and beyond form a flock as a symbol of the desire for a better world. These paper ‘orizuros’, made according to the art of origami, are a symbol of peace and happiness according to Japanese tradition: if you fold 1,000 of them, your wish will come true.

We invite you to listen to the birds and take care of our fragile planet. Make your own crane and join our collective desire for a better world.

The installation is the result of the project z.Lab – One Thousand Birds, an online immersive training on arts for childhood. This project is part of the Erasmus+ project SenseSquared, a collaboration between Musica Impulse Centre (BE), Companhia de Música Teatral (PT), Marres, House for Contemporary Culture (NL), Sisters Hope (DK), Stavanger University (NO) and Maastricht University (NL).


From 28 April to 5 June 2024, Wednesday to Friday each day from 1 to 5 pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm


Tabloo Visitor Centre, Dessel


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