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THE UNIQUE COPY II, 2020, parrot playground of sisal rope and sound installation (3 min. each).

In this audio installation, which was installed in three different locations during the Open Studios of the Jan van Eyck academy - the library, auditorium and metal workshop - a human parrot repeats a text, based on historical sources related to our case studies in Valkenburg. What exactly is the role of a guide in the context of a museum: education, manipulation, indoctrination? The scene of the specific intervention is characterized by the picturesque presence of a playground for parrots hanging in the space. The exuberant presence of the voice contrasts with the absence of the subject.