In collaboration with Jennie Suddick
Wood, paint, sheer fabric, pine cone bird seed ornaments, UV light installation
240" x 72" x 74"
In/Future: a transformative art experience; in partnership with Art Spin, Ontario Place, Toronto
A project partnership with Jennie Suddick, Kuckucksuhr is an architectural intervention that transforms the watchtower of Ontario Place’s Wilderness Adventure log ride into a cuckoo clock. Using seeds and light to beckon migratory bird, mammal, and moth species to the installation, the work reimagines the passage of time in natural terms—rather than a robotic cuckoo, the migratory species that move through and feed off the structure come to represent hourly cycles and the passage of seasonal time. Conceived as a critique of human conceptions of progress, Kuckucksuhr questions the human-made nature-scape of Ontario Place, reflecting on the desire to harness, subjugate, and represent nature. Re-signifying the watchtower as a space of natural transition and reclamation, Kuckucksuhr creates an opportunity for complex natural patterns of life to surface in an otherwise artificial environment.