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  Bird Flu
by Stefano Cagol

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Kunstraum, Innsbruck
Museion - Museum fC3BCr moderne und zeitgenC3B6ssische Kunst, Bozen
Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento


21 > 26 March 2006
http://www.birdfluartifice.com


(german / italian  below)


Bird Flu / Vogelgrippe is E2809CA physical and mental trip into the cent
er of Europe, between real and unreal fears, physical and mental
influences

Bird Flu / Vogelgrippe is E2809CAn acute febrile highly contagious viral
 disease or a power to influence persons or events especially power based
o
n prestige

ItE28099s a project that develops/moves in different cities and meaningf
ul locations, between Trento and Berlin, and through media.
The work is in progress; the movement foresees planned stops at Art
Centers
 and Museums that take part in the project. The project put to a wide
fruit
ion a reflection about the contemporary mechanisms of influence, of
exertin
g power and prestige, of the hypnotic persuasive means into everyday
life. 
In particular the artist has created and diffuses a specific lexicon of
the
 mental influences E28093 the atavic ones and the typical of our time 
E28093 through new associations of ideas between the E2809CfluE280
9D term, in the meaning of influence, and the focal points of our actual
s
ociety.
The couples of words are: Art Flu, Ass Flu, Politics Flu, Money Flu,
Opinio
n Flu, TV Flu, Dead Flu, Love Flu, Tami Flu, Bird Flu, Star Flu, Peace
Flu,
 Dog Flu, Toy Flu, Sex Flu, Techno Flu, Angel Flu, Boy Flu, War Flu,
Religi
on Flu, Gun Flu, Pig Flu, Pussy Flu, Girl Flu


Since ours is the era of a communication which is increasingly daring,
quic
k, immediate, simultaneous, global, communication has never been used to
sp
read (and create) fears as nowadays.
Television, the net, newspapers and real time news, the world vision of
the
 destruction of the Towers, at each moment of our life we have been
connect
ed with the rest of the world, but at the same time every moment of our
liv
es is ruled by what we are listening and seeing. To the point that we are
i
nfinitely more open to attacks, more easily influenced than when man
lived 
his life detached from the rest of the Planet.
Related to this situation, the artist creates a study in-depth in order
to 
underline the idea of an influence of power, prestige, media on our daily
l
ives. And his intention is to do it by using the same communication
means, 
by creating the case, by amplifying the information that bombs us every
day
 and by throwing it back to people. That is why the project moves in the
he
art of Europe, directly within urban realities.
The project develops through the diffusion of this new lexicon, the
virulen
t diffusion. The circulation of the project is part of it trough the
moveme
nt and trough the distribution in every stop of a series of pins with the
c
ouples of words.
In the cities where the Museums and Art Space involved into the project
are
 based, the artist presents the associations of ideas putting in guard
agai
nst the dangerous and shifty influences, the mental not the physical
ones: 
influences: the influence of money, of religion, 
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