Once a successful entomologist, the artist Carsten Höller applies the skills he learnt in the laboratory to distort and manipulate viewers' behavior in a manner never before seen in contemporary art. Known for his large-scale installations that only reach their final form with participation from the viewer, Höller seeks to extend the boundaries of human perception to embrace new physiological sensations. His work Test Site, 2006,… Read more
About the artwork
Manipulating the breeding process of Canaries, Carsten Höller, a passionate ornithologist, created these unique birds before photographing them. But these birds were not just unique looking, they were also unable to reproduce, thus these photogravures become a beautiful record of a human engineered creation that will never be seen again.