• Marie José Burki

    Galerie Lehmann

    In her new video works, Marie José Burki enters into a silent dialogue with nature. From the frontal perspective of the video camera, a parrot sitting on its perch, unaware that it is being watched, can be observed for several minutes on the monitor. It makes a noise now and again, growls occasionally, and cleans itself, looking around while a scientific commentary about flying, about nutrition, and about the courting rituals of various species is delivered in a monotone.

    In the obvious difference between the object and its representation, the image and the tone of voice, the certainties of

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