Still Life with Fruits, Vegetables and a Chicken, 2017
Selected installation views and video stills
Single-channel video installation, TRT 10:00 min, installation dimension variable
Somewhat silly, existential conversations are presented through numerous children’s voices which mix together making it difficult to differentiate one from the other. The gender of the voices and whether the voice is human or computer generated is obscured throughout the video. The subject matter of these nonsensical and fanatical conversations include killing cockroaches, socializing at the grocery store, and the extinction of chickens. Bright and colorful images of macro views of sculptural installation made from mundane objects with hand-drawn animation create a playful backdrop to the idiosyncratic voice-overs. The abstract shapes, voice-overs, and disco music in the background create a moment of dissonance and false hopes.