Michael Danner Projects
 

Birds 2010 Collaboration with Vanessa Karré
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The visual strategy of Michael Danner and Vanessa Karré's Birds project functions between art and vandalism. A hybrid of illustration, drawing, wheatpasting, graffiti and photography, it's street art crossed with land art crossed with performance. ... more

Birds 2010 Collaboration with Vanessa Karré
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The visual strategy of Michael Danner and Vanessa Karré's Birds project functions between art and vandalism. A hybrid of illustration, drawing, wheatpasting, graffiti and photography, it's street art crossed with land art crossed with performance. Yet pasting the painted, drawn, plotted ratite and its long, far-reaching legs is an anonymous action, with no signature but the bird itself.

An endangered species, the bird's natural enemies include the rain, the janitor and the souvenir hunter. It's a highly time-based art form, ephemeral. It needs the camera as keeper, a guardian eye to transform a fleeting occurrence into an enduring image.

Dr. Friedrich Weltzien, Berlin, 2010