Bird with Stretched Neck

2018

Schwindt, Grace
Grace Schwindt’s practice is focused on performance and film. More recently she has also produced drawings and sculpture. Many of her works explore aspects of historical events, with an emphasis on social relations. Bird with Stretched Neck, 2018 is part of Schwindt’s investigation into the fragility of the body in relation to a world driven by capitalist motivations. Her research began with a trip to the Shetland Islands, where she interviewed local people about the effects of the oil industry on their community. Specifically, she focused on her conversations with a ‘birder’, who described picking up injured, oiled birds, refusing to wear gloves. The artist imagined herself flying, her arms around a bird’s neck, stretching and thinning its body with her weight, then landing on the ocean.
  • Artwork Details: 23 x 28 x 49cm
  • Edition: 1 of 3 + 1 AP
  • Material description: Bronze, ceramic, oxide glazing
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Sculpture
  • Accession number: ACC11/2019

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