"Ik maak een vogel"

("I Make a Bird")

(2008)


"Ik maak een vogel" is a multimedia installation consisting of 3 sculptural birdforms covered with real feathers. Each form is connencted with a headphone through wich you hear a short, meditative text (in Dutch). The texts begin respectively with the description of the experience of making that specific ʻbirdʼ and the associations occurring during the process of creation. They end with more general questions concerning the relation of the artist to his/her work ("Must I love what I make?") and the dilemma whether one can ever convey his/her thoughts via an artwork ("Does anyone ever see what I mean?").

 

 

> Text "Ik maak een vogel"

> Translation of the text "Ik maak een vogel"