by Zoé T. Vizcaíno

RECIDIVISM consist of 3 simultaneous video projections. Each video documents the same action performed on 3 different days by a free bird that daily during approximately one month long returns to the same place and insists on the same action: persistently peck a mirror that lays on a wall reflecting the trees in front of it. The reflection could seem a hole on the wall. The bird’s pecking produces a disturbing metallic sound while the mirror’s vibration quashes its reflection, and also the possibility of trespassing to that other open space.

So as the bird hits the mirror, he face up, day by day, the same reflection of a reality that rejects and reset itself over and over again. Despite its failure, he returns and commits the same action. Seeing as a metaphor, the work confronts us with our own human condition.

Tags conceptual, political, subversive
Technique Cinematic arts (Video,...)


  • Recidivism
  • Video Still - day 1
  • Video Still - day 2
  • Video Still - day 3

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