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.