Birdwatching is an occupation, trying to see what you hear and hear what you see. The flights and calls of birds can foretell the future!
Among Her Leisure Occupations is Birdwatching opposes the structures of vacillation and intrinsic doubt of its construction. Its physical form is manifest in a fragile state, and by that, the settings produces a state of venture.
The installation does not depend on an exclusively retinal assessment and activity. Rather, it is prescribed by its construction of holding itself together and its proportion system referencing The Vitruvian Man.
Marco Miehling is a German artist based in Europe (somewhere between London, Berlin and Munich). He uses a multidisciplinary mode of working to create site-context responsive artworks. His sculptural practice engages with what it means for an artwork to respond to the place in which it is sited and its relating contexts. Seeking to reframe and extend the notion of site-specificity within the urgency of environmental awareness, Miehling’s site-context responsiveness recognises that the site is enmeshed in ecological processes, regardless of whether the site is urban or rural, inside or outside, public or private, digital or physical. Working across sculpture, installation, drawing, performance, moving image, and virtual 3D-modelling, Miehling is concerned with what sculpture can be, developing a conceptualisation of sculpture-as-place.
2nd Edition (2018) at Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer, Fulmer, United Kingdom