Papuans removed birds' feet but kept the plumage in tact
They used them as currency
The explorers didn't know this.
Footless birds were born,
in the developed world:
Birds of Paradise.
What could be more other?
The re-prepared bird had been taxidermied.
It was cocky, cocksure:
An embodiment of museum culture
The taxidermist and I removed its feet, and made a blueprint photogram of their ghostly absence
The legs on the wallpaper rotate clockwise and anticlockwise
Between falling and flight
A gap, a translation, a mistranslation.
(based on Zac Langdon-Pole's introduction to the discussion in the video above)
Image below: Installation view of Zac Langdon-Pole at Ars-Viva-2018, Ghent
How do you make a lacquered space?
How do you make a lacquered image inside a space?
It almost makes organic forms by itself, an image without tension
The process created its own image
Like the first human mark makers in stone, in a cave
I sanded away - like geology
Creating stone realism - from lacquer
(Based on Phi Phi Oanh's introduction to the discussion in the video above)
Image: Phi Phi Oanh, Specula, 2009