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untitled (cigno)


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.