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Sparkie Williams, talking budgerigar
Split channel soundwork, amplifier, speakers, 1997/ 2002

Archive recordings of bird impersonator Edward Avis and budgerigar Sparkie Williams are spliced to form a 'call and response' between left and right speakers. Avis mimics calls from British songbirds and Sparkie answers in English. In part the work alludes to romantic notions of a lost, Arcadian England.

Unheimlichkeit has been shown in many exhibitions since 1998 including: Puppylove, Ikon Gallery touring; Proyecto Tenerife, Spain and most recently Flock, Spacex Gallery, Exeter.

  [IMAGE: Sparkie Williams, Guinness Book of Records, 1964; Puppylove, The Barbican, London]