performance in public space, Venice
remote controlled swan
HD Video, 30“44, loop, stereo
music: interpretation of Camille Saint-Saëns by Lisa J. Schwab
A solitary articficial swan slowly navigates the canals of an eerily empty Venice, accompanied by a tense, dawdling rendition of the animals parade. Swan Song is the result of a performance, whereby Otto secretly drove the swan protagonist through the iconic island city, startling onlookers and raising questions concerning authenticity in one of the world’s most represented metropolises.