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  One and Three Balls
DVD, 7 minutes, 2006
Video documentation of a kind of experiment featuring the artist's pet budgerigar, Ronnie, his favourite toy ball, a photograph of the ball and a card with a description of the ball on it. An homage to Joseph Kosuth's seminal, conceptual artwork of 1965, 'One and Three Chairs', the work explores the slippery, philosophical gaps between our perceptions and uses of language. In part, the participation and observation of an animal injects an element of playfulness, chance and 'otherness' into what could become a dry, cultural discourse. However, blue budgerigars are selectively bred and, as such, are themselves a product of culture - thereby offering an additional layer of intrigue.
  [IMAGE: video stills from the experiment]