I was lucky enough to spend the day with my husband at 21st Century: Art in the First Decade currently showing here at GOMA in Brisbane. I had seen snippets of this artist's work before. We had no idea what we were walking into as we were just told only a few people, a security guy handed us a pass and told us not to take photos or touch anything. We also had not seen the title on the wall yet.
My jaw dropped as we walked in. The first thing I layed eyes was a whole heap of wire coathangers in four spots suspended from the ceiling. Then I notice that there were a flock of Gouldian and some other varities of colourful finches flying happily between the installations. So it has prompted me to find some other works by this artist.
Celeste Boursier-Mougenot | France b.1961 | From here to ear (v. 13) 2010 | Mixed media | Octagonal structures, each made in maple and plywood, harpsichord strings, piano pins, contact microphones and broadcast system, coat hangers, metal recipients, seeds, water, nests, ground in MDF, sand, grass, finches | Installed size variable | Commissioned for ‘21st Century: Art in the First Decade’ | Collection: The artist | Courtesy: Galerie Xippas, Paris | With thanks to the Queensland Finch Society
b. 1961 France
It appears he also likes to come up with some other ways to make music