Natural Phenomena

Island Of An Island, Exhibition Upstream Negotiations 2002. Installation

This installation in the Draafsingel of Hoorn consists of an undercover army of ducks that switch between natural duck behaviour and brief, disciplined maneuvers. Most of the time the ducks swim around inconspicuously, like normal ducks, then suddenly they perform a short military style drill before returning to their civilian behaviour once more. The duck’s mating call sounds from across the water and is repeated in staccato bursts.