BIRDS (2014)

A mesmerizing Hitchcockian visual study in ornithology, BIRDS, by visual artist Ulu Braun. breaks down societal construction, hinting at a dormant danger: he observes Earth’s winged inhabitants from up close, looking at their ominous and omniscient presence that watches over us in quiet surveillance. Associative editing brings out the sinuous elegance of the creatures, placing them against the glamour and refuse of cities shaped by human civilization. A cohabitation of prehistoric lineage estranged by an abstract soundtrack, this unlikely pairing of fowl and man becomes a premonitory reminder of the fallacy of modern civilization’s progress.
Andrei Tanasescu, Bucarest

 

Credits:

filmed and produced by Ulu Braun

sound by Felix Andriessens

editing advisor: Daniela Kinateder, production assistance: NLB

published as limited edition of 3+1 AE, 2014

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BIRDS

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BIRDS

BIRDS, 2014

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BIRDS

BIRDS, 2014

installation view, Fade into you, Kunsthalle Mainz, 2014

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BIRDS