The Thing

video-art

1:57 mins

2014

An unidentified object is put inside an ostrich ranch and disturbs its peacefulness. To the sounds of the opera “'Carmen”, the ostriches follow the object in an amused, curious and frightened dance, attempting to figure out how it should be treated, until they destroy it in play or self defense. The ostriches' treatment of the object may be viewed as an analogy to people's treatment of strangers, immigrants and members of other cultures.