Cat and Bird in Peace

1996, single-channel video monitor installation, colour, silent, 6 min 33 sec loop

Cat and Bird in Peace is a real-time recording of a cat and a bird sitting in a cage. Nothing happens, however...from time to time the bird looks to the left and then to the right, and the cat sometimes looks up. The animals seem to ignore one another. In contrast to what one would expect there is no element of suspense in this normally dangerous situation. 

David Claerbout ©2024