Alien Who Observes Bird Droppings
Sparrows, bird droppings, bird nest, roof beam, wood, ceramics, electronic components, hardware  
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Attached to a roof beam in a chalet studio, an object resembling a plate appeared elusive. After observing it for a long while, I found it really performed a function – catching the bird droppings fallen from the nest above, filled with starving chicks. Site-specific to this level, superb. With ceramics and electronics, I made an “alien” figure and installed it next to their nest. The so-called alien suddenly appeared next to the nest, engaging in a seemingly absurd task – observing bird droppings defined its duty and identity. The sparrow parents carefully communicated with it, and after a period of time neglected and took use of it. The scenario was devoid of the human beings, who as a third person watched, comprehended, and scrutinized the subtle relationships reflected onto themselves. The piece becomes a theatrical allegory for the relationship and ethics among species and with the environment.  
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