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The grow lights above the rows of lavender plants increases in direct relationship to the retweets of powerful opinion shapers. The lavender plants become a kind of perverse index of the current political climate, metamorphosing these conditions by their thriving.
In this two-level installation I transformed the first floor exhibition space into a desolate landscape. Most of the debris was carried in suitcases from the border between Syria and Turkey, the remainder from a nearby construction site in New York. The space was occupied by parakeets, the most common pet bird in the US. The lower level gallery was turned into a subterranean marsh, bullfrog saved from a food supplier lived within an ambient drone sound.
I freed laboratory mice and relocated them to a gallery where the were housed inside a glass terrarium with a running wheel connected to a music box. This running wheel played Tchaikovky's Swan Lake when the mice chose to use it.
I installed a bonsai tree flanked by two high-definition speakers. In the basement of the exhibition space a miniature pet shop was installed. All aquariums and terrariums were equipped with microphones, feeding the sound of frogs, lizards, crickets and fish back upstairs to the bonsai.