The animal makes beautiful structures that look similar to ancient mud ovens designed by the early-agrarian peoples of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. A striking fact here is that the birds always build their nests on human structures and restore them permanently. No matter where you find these nests, you will not be able to tell the authentic or artificial nests apart. In this way, the artist invites us to reflect on how closely natural and human artefacts are intertwined. Adrián Villar Rojas restored about 80 bird's nests of the red oven bird and installed them in different locations in Bruges and Zeebrugge.
Adrián Villar Rojas
Adrián Villar Rojas (b. 1980, Rosario, AR) lives primarily a nomadic life and focuses mainly on large-scale, site-specific installations. His work usually appears in locations with an apocalyptic vibe.