Fri. 6 - Mon. 16 July
House of Birds
supported by Austrian Embassy/ Cultural Forum
Austrian artist Josef Bernhardt uses photography, video and performance, to highlight the fragile border between life and death. His photographic work consists of records of bird's habits and the bodies of deceased birds, and portraits that utilize multiple exposures to integrate the artist and dead animals. Bernhardt's documentary video work consists of a trip to Kyoto with the dead body of a crow, and a record of the funeral that he performed. Other works consist of a performance where the artist placed bird feeders in various locations around a city, and an installation incorporating a frottage of a dead bird.