Ariane Schick

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Ariane Schick

Birdcage (2015)

Birdcage is influenced by the hand-coloured, life-sized prints of Audubon’s 1827 ornithological book Birds of America. The work echoes the books over-indulgent proportions, its pseudo-taxonomic precision, and the graphic structure of the engravings, where long necks, branches and feathers create a visual experience defined by structure and linear shape. These ideas are reinterpreted in Birdcage and brought even closer to the experience of the viewer, occupying our own space. Birdcage invites the viewer to consider the environment, domestic or wild, through layers of filters. Both this layering and the ideas of delineation play an important role in the work of the artist. The artist also directed a short video for and about Birdcage. The video is an extension of the work, placing Birdcage in a filmic environment, adding yet more layers and filters between viewer and subject.

Ariane Schick (b. 1984, Ashford, UK) graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts, London (2014). Recent exhibitions include A Throw of Fifteen Love, Gansevoort 55, New York (2015); Unhide, Smart Objects, Los Angeles (2015); Art + Chips, MOT International, London(2015); and Casual Throws, Super Dakota, Brussels (2015). Ariane is represented by Super Dakota (Brussels).

Ariane Schick

Birdcage (2015)

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190 x 60 x 60 cm
Aluminium, glass, perspex
The work consists of both the object and film.

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