Feeding the grounded birds
sq ft of bathroom stalls, birdseed, 2011.
installation view: MDW Fair Fall Showcase, Chicago IL
Photography by Victor Yañez Lazcano
Asked to install art in an unusual space for MDW Fair Fall Showcase 2011, Jesus Mejia & Ruth commented on the unexpected and expected activities of the art fair. In the way that birds spend all day looking for sustenance, in Feeding the Grounded Birds, Jesus Mejia & Ruth draw a parallel to the activities of birds and the attendee. Visitors to the art fair mimic the bird’s continuous hunt for nourishment in that one is lead to unexpected places to find it.