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Daniel Jacoby

Cuculí

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Artist
Daniel Jacoby
Title
Cuculí
Year
2011
Duration
11 min 31 s
Format & Technical

Single channel, HD video, Colour, Sound, Spanish text

LOOP Edition
Ed. 2012
Presented in LOOP by
Galeria Toni Tàpies

Cuculí intertwines a series of short stories of the artist’s visit to Japan. Most anecdotes, though, get frustrated by the lack of a substantial piece of information. Interspersed with these stories, a female voice explains biological facts about the singing of birds. The recognition of these calls through aide-memoire phrases invented by bird guides and the etymology of their names function as metaphors for the artist’s confrontation with an unfamiliar culture. The high-tech aesthetics pursued throughout the film, although resembling of Tokyo, was actually achieved through the motions and lights of a model staged at the artist’s studio after his return.

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