The German word “Zugunruhe” describes the agitated fluttering about of captive birds in cages as their fellow members of the same species living in freedom migrate to the south and back again.
Various panels of blue silk are suspended from the ceiling of the exhibition space built into the larger exhibition building. A lawn sprinkler stands in front of each length of fabric, with each sprinkler connected to a large oxygen flask via blue cables.
At set intervals the lawn sprinklers blow air against the silk panels. These absorb the slight gust of air and vibrate. The puffs of escaping air and the clicking of the valves gives rise to a rhythm in the space. A photograph taken from an old ornithology book is also on view. Oranges have been placed on a ledge high up on the south-eastern wall.click here for more information
zugunruhe, 2013, Städtische Galerie Nordhorn
5 panels of fabric of various shades of blue, 5 lawn sprinklers with tripod,
5 electronic pulse generators, blue hoses, compressed air bottle, c-print framed, 60 x 80 cm,
16 round yellow fruit