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Bird
2012, HD video, loop, 05:14 min., with sound

A video loop of the mirrored image of a Common Loon, a bird with master diving skills (described in Microcosmic Orbit) and famous call that is echoing between the mountains surrounding the waters that are their homes.
The endlessly rotating image shows a more than 100-year-old specimen accompanied by that eerie call. The bird is prepared in a rather uncommon position, revealing the intimacy of a white breast, which is otherwise hidden under water. In the video the bird's black feathers are blending with the black background, leaving a hypnotic white checkered pattern that alternates with a soft belly.

Bird was produced with the kind support of:
Mondriaan Fonds, The Netherlands
Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
Banff Park Museum, Canada
The Macaulay Library at Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY
Katrin Hornek's tireless arms

 
 
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