– interactive, birdcage, sound, installation, beijing
interactive, birdcage, sound, installation, beijing
Interactive sound installation in Beijing, China in collaboration with the artist collective, JiJiZhaZha.‘JiJiZhaZha’ in Chinese means talking and gossiping like birds. Each birdcage contains a radio receiver and speaker system hidden under different materials - food, papers, books and medicine - all collected in Beijing, China.The sound recordings feature several ‘Birdmen’ (typically an old man who brings his bird out to a park with him as he sits and watches the day unfold), who were interviewed about their lives and their emotional attachment to their birds. Thanks to a triggering mechanism hidden within the stools placed next to the birdcages, the birdcages start ‘broadcasting’ the recorded interviews whenever a person sits down next to the birdcage, and then ceases when the person leaves.
CD players, speakers, custom-made sensors, chinese birdcages, medicine and etc.