Baby Birds

2009, 1:26 min, color, sound

Described by Justin Patrick for Brainwashed as a "music video," Baby Birds provides an intimate look at Yeh's body and the physiological production of sound. Five views of the artist's throat appear on screen, the camera looking down each one in illuminated close-up. The mouths open and close, exposing quivering tongues and uvula, and produce a layered soundtrack of scratchy, wheezing, squeaking laments. Visceral and visually captivating, Baby Birds addresses the dilemma that auditory experiences are more abstract than visual ones, and thus more difficult to "articulate" and to share.

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