Marfa Dialogues


Hyperobjects — Animal

On Sunday, August 5th Ballroom Marfa in collaboration with Sul Ross State University’s Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) hosted Hyperobjects — Animal, a field workshop and discussion on grassland birds.

The workshop included a hands-on catching and banding demonstration on Dixon Water Foundation’s Mimms Unit, followed by a conversation with regional ornithologists from BRI, Denis Perez, and Mieke Titulaer. Through research and monitoring, the group works to understand environmental factors contributing to the decline of migratory bird populations of the Chihuahuan Desert and the Big Bend Region.

Hyperobjects — Animal, is part of a three-part Hyperlocal Ecologies program. Ballroom will be hosting on August 24th and August 26 Mineral and Vegetable. If you are interested in these programs, check out our website to learn more about them.