This still-image sound presentation was uploaded as response to the artwork: ‘Oracles, Owls…… Some Animals Never Sleep.’ By Ann Lislegard. Research into Lislegard’s piece reveal that the Owls would move in unison and though glitch between sentences of which they would spoke strange things. Lislegard based her artworks on futuristic and science-fiction themes. Often involving the evolution of technology, androids and other mechanical advancements.
The narrative follows a young man who is haunted by the somewhat life-like yet mechanical owls from the very artwork. These first 2 images were taken from Biennale website, so I take no form of credit over producing them biennaleofsydney.com.au/19bos/artists/lislegaard/ . Though the sounds including the flapping of wings, owl hoot, and phone and microwave sound effects were each recorded or acquired to simulate a haunting sound in which technology looks as if it’s taking over. The dream involves the owls which are deemed as wise animals, which may also be the reason Lislegard had used them to convey her message.
As the story continues, the subject ponders the idea of technology taking over being a ridiculous notion. There are various sounds in the background, as the video progresses, to hint at different intrusions of technology in his life, to reveal the irony in his statement. Towards the end the sounds from the beginning (dream) are heard slightly in the background to convey he still ponders the idea of technology ruling his life.
Various angles and shots are used, most shots were mid to long shots to reveal his actions, and also technology in the background envinronment. Close-up and zooms were used to convey his surprised expressions, or even on certain objects or animals (i.e. owls and birds) to emphasise. High or low angle were used to put a certain figure in authority, mainly him to emphasise he was in control though this was balanced by the constant presence of technology within shots and also constant sounds.