rooster (gallus gallus domesticus), 2022
Wall based installation with 4 embroideries and 5 ceramics, dimensions variable.
too many cooks spoil the broth, 2002
16 min colored video loop with sound and part of a 100m handmade bunting.
The French tradition of roosters portrayed on stamps dates back to 1944, when Henry Razous made the first design, representing the opposition towards the elimination of freedom and democracy as well as all forms of oppression. Engraved by Charles Hervé, this stamp was issued in 1944, valued 50 French centimes, and was printed in red color. Bird stamps are related to the notion of multiculturalism, traveling as well as migration. The daily sound of rooster crowing embodies the victory of light over darkness. This wall based installation comprises embroidery and ceramic sculpture replicas of international stamps depicting birds’ embroideries and ceramics made in 2022, of world stamp replicas.
The video titled ‘Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth‘ was made using footage collected during a Parisian residency at Cité Internationales des Arts in 2000, with international interpretations of cockerel sounds, submitted by fellow Cité resident artists. An installation, incorporating the video and a 100m, handmade, patchwork bunting with integrated embroidered sound interpretations, was finally presented at the RCA, MA Sculpture show, in London, in 2002.
Embroideries and ceramics, detail.
View of the installation.