RINTALA EGGERTSSON ARCHITECTS

BIRD CAGE

Yokohama, Japan
Yokohama Triennale of Contemporary Art
Installation
Exhibited 2001

Every day of the Trienniale (72 altogether), a wooden balsa bird was sent up to carried by a meteorological research balloon. The bird carried a positive message inside, asking the finder to plant five seeds according to a primeval Japanese ceremony.

The birds were launched from a rope and steel cocoon-like construction situated in the harbour of Yokohama.