A 16 foot tall animated owl communicating in prophetic fragments from the film Blade Runner.
Ann Lislegaard’s Oracles, Owls… Some Animals Never Sleep features a 16 foot animated owl speaking in prophetic fragments. The soundtrack from Blade Runner—Ridley Scott’s 1982 film adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?—flows through the owl as a trance soliloquy, but bent, warped, and spoken as if with many voices. Linguistically and visually, the owl delivers a monologue of aphorisms and fragments from the I-Ching in a feminist and queer glossolalia. Lislegaard has shown work at international venues such as the Venice Biennale, Kyoto Art Center, and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Copenhagen, among others.