Staring Down a Doomsday Clock by Mollin+Voegelin published on 2019-12-08T19:58:51Z The work is a recorded sound walk through woods and heathland somewhere in the suburbs of London. The artist reads from a transcript of an ‘ornithological walk’ undertaken by two would-be ornithologists: one of the artists and a companion. In the original walk the two companions attempt to make sense of what is around them, using a bird guide and their own limited knowledge of ornithology, but sometimes they cannot even see the birds. The birds follow rules and patterns embedded in their neuro-system, which the artists recreate in their navigation of the techne that envelops them in the construction of the work. Through transcription and re-iteration this birdwalk becomes a staged event, following the same linguistic and actual paths taken previously. This re-staged walk is joined by a reading of fragmented pieces of an unfinished essay by the artists, placing Vilém Flusser, Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi and Boris Groys among the tangled trees and branches of their own writing.