Exhibition

Henrik Hà¥kansson

29 Sep 2007 – 18 Nov 2007

Event times

Tuesday-Sunday

and Bank Holiday Mondays 2-4pm

Cost of entry

Free

Kettle's Yard

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR

About

Birds have long held a fascination for Swedish artist Henrik Hà¥kansson. For his first major exhibition in the UK he presents new and recent works about birds whose survival is endangered.

Hà¥kansson is drawn to their isolation, vulnerability and beauty. In film, sound works and sculptural installations, he combines scientific systems of observation and communication with a visual language that frequently makes reference to popular film and music culture.

Critically endangered species such as the California Condor, Gurney's Pitta and Spix's Macaw become points of focus for an exploration of the ways we observe, represent and relate to the natural world. On the brink of extinction in the wild, these are some of the loneliest birds in the world.

Hà¥kansson's carefully pitched work preserves and translates a vivid sense of the birds into the context of the gallery. It also acknowledges the complex economic, social and political challenges involved in our continued co-existence.

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