Sans Frontières

Sans Frontières

a project about migration for Vienna and St.Petersburg
by ROBERT ADRIAN X and EVA WOHLGEMUTH
(with Martin Leitner and Martin Rössler)

SANS FRONTIÈRES is about the traditional migration each autumn of more than 250,000 rooks (Corvus Frugilegus Frugilegus) from Russia and Eastern Europe to Vienna and other parts of Central and Western Europe.

The project observes the rooks in winter in Vienna, their daily commuting into and out of the city, their feeding habits and social behaviour. The project material consists of over 8 hours of video and sound recordings of rooks, collected during the winter of 2003, in and around Vienna.

SANS FRONTIÈRES is constructed in 3 parts which include the installation where the video recordings of the rooks have been edited into 6 loops. Each sequence is displayed on a separate monitor installed in the windows of the Quo Vadis cyber café, Nevsky Prospect 24, St.Petersburg. The sound recordings are used both for the Kunstradio broadcast and as the sound for the installation where loudspeakers are mounted on the facade of the Quo Vadis cyber café. The website is used as an archive and interface for exchange.

Project: 
Sans Frontières
Location: 
Vienna and St.Petersburg
Client: 
Robert Adrian and Eva Wohlgemuth
Date: 
October 2003
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