Ugo Rondinone recently created this installation ‘Primitive’ for Art Basel 2012. The work is made up of a group of 59 different bronze cast bird figures and an illuminated clock mounted onto a wall made from stained glass with no hands – a metaphor for our consciousness of time. As you can see the wonderful birds are placed across the entire exhibition space and positioned so they all face different directions.
I’ve read that the birds represent an attempt to document the working process and preserve the unpreservable: duration.
Personally I just love the work, the artistry of it. The impressions of the artists hands left on the birds. The fact that you have to walk around them, forced to look at them.
Via Design Boom
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