For the Birds, 2013, at Villa Romana, Florence

In 2013, artists Petrit Halilaj and Alvaro Urbano were both awarded with the Villa Romana Fellowship. During the months spent in Florence, they conceived the work For the Birds, a tunnel made with galvanised chicken wire stemming from the artists’ personal background of sharing their lives with two canary birds who were able to freely move in their shared living-studio space in Berlin. This idea of connection and sharing morphed into a construction that would enable these birds to again move freely between the living and studio the artists temporarily inhabited for a few months in Florence. With the help of friends, a large tunnel-like structure was installed on the Villa Romana compounds, which connected one part of the building to another, on the way spanning the large garden.
Read more about it HERE.