Michele Horrigan Back
Whooper Swan

Photograph, video (duration 6 minutes)
2006

In Whooper Swan, ideas of perception and disillusionment are explored. The beauty and grace of this bird in a still image is shattered by a video piece of the swan’s shrill sound¬†as it feeds and fights amongst ducks and seagulls. This double take seems to scratch at the edge of artistic representation, simultaneously presenting the lures and pitfalls of preconceptions¬†of images.