The Great Silence

by Allora & Calzadilla in collab with Ted Chiang

Presented by Tega Brain

The silent, subtitled, inner monologue of a parrot on the brink of extinction, reflecting on voice, silence, extraterrestrial life and human folly. The film is focused around the Arecibo Observatory, which captures and transmits radio waves from and into outer space - and whose site is also home to the critically endangered Puerto Rican parrots.

Presented (in person) by Tega Brain, whose work examines issues of ecology, data systems and infrastructure. More of Tega’s work at