Critters Chorus, Cycle 1

Lisa Truttmann

Lisa Truttmann

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Critters Chorus, Cycle 1

2-channel video installation, 2022

2-channel video installation, 2022

2 x synchronised HD video loops, 13:30 min.
2 x stereo sound, white string
Mz* Baltazar's Laboratory, Vienna, AT



Whirring and flashing in the night sky. Wild foliage on a moist forest floor, rapidly passing by. Nervous encounters at a redwood tree, gurgling chatter with turkeys at dusk. Casually coiffed horses, unpredictable flying objects and flapping rotors. Speckled skin scrabbles, covered in lush ferns. Swirling fog, dripping haze, old men’s beard, light – diffracted. Sassy badgers, strings and figures.

Critters Chorus, Cycle 1 is the first part of an ongoing project, developed while delving into unfamiliar habitats. Lead by questioning the so-called “species problem”, Truttmann investigates the (im)possibilities of taxonomic categorization of living organisms from an artistic point of view. This way she creates a fictional ecosystem of rhythmic montage and unruly composition, in which the species raise their voices against imposed classification. Audio and video recordings have been collected during artist residencies in southern Estonia (Maajaam Project Space, 2019) and in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California (Djerassi Resident Artists Program, 2022).


Video
Description
Images
Credits
Credits
Drone pilot
Timo Toots
Turkey talk
Christoph N. Fuhrer
String figures
Christoph N. Fuhrer
Paul Heller
Alex Nichols
Gregory Ramos
Fern companion
Muuro
Thank you
Timo Toots
Muuro
Ponimaa
Jewel Carter
Tim DeVoe
Djerassi family
Danny Goldberg
Patrícia João Reis
Gerald Roßbacher
Stefanie Wuschitz
Shooting locations
Santa Cruz Mountains, California, US, 2022
Shot during the Djerassi Resident Artists Program
Neeruti, Estonia, 2019
Shot during an artist residency at Maajaam Project Space