A striking new exploration of man’s hostility to the natural world, and a celebration of Liverpool’s ornithological heritage opens this week…
Rob’s article for The Double Negative…
from Deep Green Resistance News Service
It is amazing to me that one act, one object can hold such powerful and different meanings for those involved. I wonder what meaning, purpose and effect giving this gift has for the one who gave it. I learned what I knew all along- that what we need is real connection, with ourselves and with others. Nothing else matters. And now this message comes to me- newness, rebirth, transformation and the dawn of a new day- mine if I want them, the tag reads. Why yes, yes I do.
I found bird number 8 on my way home from Trade Joe’s! Its very nicely made and I am very impressed. I was with 2 of my friends who did not want me to pick up the leather pouch for fear that it would be full of manure. However, the tag made me feel like the contents should be harmless enough so I opened it up to find a beautiful little bird. Before going to Trader Joe’s I attended a Fluxus Panel Discussion at NYU and I find that the Birds Ear View Collective has a little Fluxus influence as well. Art as a created experience. The bronze bird itself is not the art (as beautiful as it is) but the experience of discovering it was the art. Or both. Regardless, thank you so much! I am hoping to be an art dealer one day (studying Economics, International Business with a minor in Art History at NYU) and maybe one day is we are both successful (and by one day I mean in 15 years or so), I do hope we cross paths again.
Bird Owner Number 8