Children for or Against the Destruction of Birds, is a series of drawings that focus on distinct details from a single photo that conveys contradictory facts and narratives: an image illustrating a classroom of schoolchildren demonstrating against the destruction of birds (Eastern Europe, 1942). The image is unsettling due to the setting in which it was produced: a group of children protesting the destruction of an animal species in the midst of the Second World War. These students showed their allegiance with song-birds through mimetic devices – donning masks to imitate the birds, demonstrating that the destruction of one genus has a broad effect on the whole ecological system. This series of sixteen drawings aims to highlight representational strategies of sympathetic mimesis and disguise, and serve as research for future performative works.
- Photographer: Kai Wido Meyer
Ankyloglossia (n. Tongue-tie)2014Künstlerhaus Bethanien
2014Ed.: Emma Waltraud Howes & Franziska Morlok
Co-published by K. Verlag and Künstlerhaus Bethanien GmbH.