Sideniūs &
Ann Lislegaard

Oracles Owls, Some Animals Never Sleep…

Ann Lislegaard’s (b.1962) is known for her experimental 3D animations, sculptures and installations often departing from ideas found in science fiction. In Lisle­gaard’s work, ex­pe­ri­ences of sim­u­lated spheres are cre­ated by means of in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary hy­brids and con­nec­tions – be­tween ar­chi­tec­ture and cinema, be­tween fic­tional nar­ra­tives, and be­tween human be­ings, ma­chines, and an­i­mals. During a residency at Statens Værksteder (CPH) Ann Lislegaard and I experimented with a number of silkscreened prints based on Lislegaard’s 3D animation Oracles, Owls … Some Animals Never Sleep (2014). The starting point of Lislegaard’s 3D animation is the science fiction novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968) by Philip K. Dicks and the movie Bladerunner (1982) by Ridley Scott. In the novel that takes place in 2050, the owl is the final animal to go extinct because of human plundering of the planet. In the 3D animation the owl is an oracle speaking in tongues. A nocturnal soothsayer piercing you with its gaze while putting forth dystopian admonitions in a mechanical voice. Is it artificial?

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