You Live and Do Me No Harm 2011
Masked Single-channel- HD video installation
Total Run Time: 11:40 min
Commissioned work for the Kranich Museums permanent collection, Hessenburg, Germany: kranichmuseum.de/
You Live and Do Me No Harm, observes the role of costume rearing in the promotion of animal- human bonding. Influenced by crane rearing techniques, the document provides a glimpse into one-persons active engagement with two crane heads. The work serves as a comparison between human and animal development, a proposition to consider the inherent limitations that we as human-animals are constrained by, in contrast to the intricate physiological patterns of cranes. Playing with the physical characteristics that define our differences and similarities, the process aims to address the role that mimesis and proprioception play in the production of empathy. The film is masked, and then projected into four columns of a corner space, to create the illusion of a view beyond the walls of the architectural environment.