If you have a parrot, what words would you teach him (her)?

Video installation

In this film the artist has recorded multiple people answering the same question:”if you had a parrot what would you teach him to say?”When watching the video one can only see the mouth of the person speaking,and can only hear the words or phrases each participant chose.While on exhibition,the artist presented the video on a horizontally set monitor,on top of the monitor was placed a parrot.While the participants answer the question they also teach the parrot in reality.

First displayed in Mantic Ecstasy,Digital Image and Video Art(Hangzhou,2001)