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Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art
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Krišs Salmanis. On One's Own. Wood, needle, electric motor, vinyl record, support, 2017.

Krišs Salmanis. Colour Samples: Common Chaffinch, Hoopoe, Eurasian Blue Tit, Common Crane, Bullfinch. Watercolour on paper, 2016.

A needle attached to a slender birch tree reads from a vinyl record the song of a chaffinch recorded a couple of years ago. Back then, the bird had perched within arm's reach on a similar branch of a tree, intoxicated by its own song. Salmanis managed to film it. Since then, from time to time he has wondered how the chaffinch is doing and how he might return to this incident once more. There are no amplifiers or speakers in the installation; the situation is almost analogue.