[ISEA2012] Artist Statement: Christiaan Zwanikken – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (2012)

Artist Statement

stuffed peacocks heads, feathers, aluminium, steel, servo motors, sound system, computer

Do we make use of technology, or does technology make use of us? The wildness of nature has ironically made a place for the wildness of technology, which produces unexpected, unprecedented, and unpredictable fusions of body and machine. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a multicomponent installation in which remnants of birds and other animals have been brought back to life by means of microprocessors. Or is it the other way around? It seems as if the balance of emphatically visible technology and biological elements, such as skulls, bones, and feathers, could tip either way.

  • Christiaan Zwanikken, The Netherlands