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"Bird" presents the culmination of Roni Horns long-running photographic series of taxidermied Icelandic wildfowl. Photographed at close range against white backgrounds (as though obeying the conventional format of studio portraiture) the birds are viewed from behind, their unique physiognomies and markings resulting in inscrutable shapes and patterns on the photographs surfaces. Despite the singular form of the title, the birds in this series are presented in pairs, images that are hung side by side one another highlighting the differences and similarities between the two.The gesture of doubling as an aesthetic and conceptual strategy has been a recurrent motif for Horn since 1980, a tool that invites careful scrutiny from the viewer, altering the dynamic of the work. Horns images are accompanied by a text by the writer and curator Philip Larratt-Smith. Avoiding a dense, didactic reading of the series, Larratt-Smith has compiled an extended series of quotes, anecdotes and idioms, garnered from film, literature, photographers monographs and Horns own writings.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783865216694
ISBN-10: 3865216692
Format: Hardback
(305mm x 280mm x 10mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Steidl Verlag
Publisher: Steidl Publishers
Publish Date: 28-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: Germany

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