ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊

If You Have a Parrot, What Words Would You Teach Him (Her)?
2001 (Re-installed in 2016)
Single-channel video
Parrot, old television
9 minutes 32 seconds
Edition of 3

In this film the artist has recorded several people answering the same question:"if you have a parrot, what words would you teach him/her?" When watching the video one can only see the mouth of the person speaking, and can only hear the words or phrases each participant chose. While on exhibition, the artist presented the video on a horizontally set monitor, on top of the monitor was placed a parrot. While the participants answer the question they also teach the parrot in reality.

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Related Exhibitions:
Holzwege, ShanghART, Shanghai 11.09, 2016 -03.09, 2017
Mantic Ecstasy, Hangzhou; Shanghai; Beijing Mar,2001