In the woods there is a bird…Exhibitions


In the woods there is a bird…


Olaf Nicolai (GE)

Date of creation


Courtesy of

Galerie EIGEN+ART, Leipzig, Berlin and the artist


Sound installation

In the woods there is a bird; his song stops you and make you blush.
And then when you are hungry and thirsty, there is someone who drives you away

The ‘real sounds’ are defined by a lack of reference that is usually added by the auditive or written indices that surround and date them. 

The sound piece IN THE WOODS THERE IS A BIRD… is based on archival sound material from radio reports and uses the radio as a source (rather than a medium of transmission) to explore the relation between sound and index. Background sounds of demonstrations, riots, rallies recorded for radio are sources to generate a soundtrack composed from these various ‘ambiences’. The piece is conceptualized in order to generate further interpretations by various collaborators, in form of concrete sound objects and events. These objects and events range from broadcasting to live performances and installation-based settings.

As part of the project, an artist book was published. It frames the sources of the soundtrack with a visual essay and presents an index with places and dates of the events.

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