Bird, 2017, ´00.41 min, digital video in colour without sound.

This short video, which captures a kite in the shape of a bird, asks if what we are seeing really is what we are seeing. It tries to recreate the sense of surprise that someone might have on seeing this sight in person and the “is it?-isn´t it?” feeling of doubt. The work poses the questions: What is the space between the natural and the manufactured? and What is the purpose of a replica?

© 2021 Jenny Owens