Daniel Steegmann Mangrane
monochannel video, color, sound.
0'38" (on suspended screen 115 x 92 cm)
A single horizontal pan in the rainforest and a teque-teque bird singing is pieced for an exploration of the structure of the medium and its physicality presence.
Each teque-teque trill the image changes direction, turns, inverts flips or changes its focus, making along the 38" of the video all the possible combinations.
The work comes accompanied with a small text in the press release about the bird teque-teque with a geometric drawing on it (see below). The text reads:
"Also known as sebinho, ferrerinho or marrequinha, the Teque-teque is an insectivorous bird typical of the Atlantic Forest of Brazil Orinetal. Is a small bird (9cm.) easily recognizable by the yellow node in the chest, head bluish gray with yellow spots in the temples. Hunting invertebrates at the bottom of the treetops, downs to 1 meter above the soil. Like his fellow birds, feeds on small fruits and catch insects in midair. builds a wisted nest hunging on the tips of the branches (pendular) of about 30 cm. Bird of light habits, almost never stands still. Endangered."
The work is strongly disorienting but its brevity gives the viewer a relief and two contrasting movements. Is strange that the viewer does not watch it two or three times, experiencing repetition and some shift in the perception of the work.