The story behind Klara Hobza’s current project Nay, I'll Have A Starling began in1890. In that year the Acclimation Society of North America decided on bringing all the birds mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays to USA from Britain, and among these were 60 European Starlings. The birds were released in Central Park in New York, and today there are more than 200 millions in North America. They are regarded as pests and considered noisy and aggressive, an invasive species in other words. Klara Hobzas plan is to capture 60 starlings in the US and bring them back to their origin in London. Her project began in 2005 and since then she has been doing performances, video works and now drawing, paintings and objects all centred on the starling topic.
source: National Workshops for Arts And Crafts
Klara Hobza version 52 (02:52)
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