Artist and composer, Robin Meier explores the emergence of natural and artificial intelligence and the role of humans in a world of machines. Meier tries to make sense of these questions through musical compositions and installations. Referred to as “Artist of the future” (le Monde), “Maestro of the swarm” (Nature) or simply “pathetic” (Vimeo) his works have been shown internationally, in institutions such as Palais de Tokyo, FIAC and Museum of Modern Art in Paris, Art Basel, Switzerland, the 11th Shanghai Biennale, Arsenal Contemporary New York City or the Broad Art Museum in East Lansing, Michigan. Robin Meier is a longtime collaborator at IRCAM / Centre Pompidou (Paris) and Fellow of the Istituto Svizzero di Roma (2018/2019).
Robin Meier composes this performance cycle dedicated to the wild birds of Slave Island—crows, mynahs and many other bird species that roam the skies between this fast transforming neighbourhood and the seashore. With pre-recorded elements drawn from directly the ocean and live musicians, Collective Feeding unfolds as an interaction between birds and humans to engage with questions of migratory passage and maritime pasts through acoustic improvisation and shared knowledge.