Killing Kidding Colliding

Freja Sofie Kirk / / 2023

A fragmented narrative of glass seen through the fleeting life and subsequent death of a bird, and a mechanical examination of the relationships between architecture, image-making and power.

A bird carries us swiftly through empty lobbies and offices of a bank in Frankfurt, until it collides with a glass façade and falls to the floor. In this way, ‘Killing Kidding Colliding’ shows glass as both a material and an ideological symbol, moving between transparency and reflection, making things visible but impossible to touch. Moving mechanically between the different spaces of the bank, it draws attention to its own technique, while looking at the power and ideology of modern architecture, and how its immediate openness, transparency and smoothness also contain an underlying and invisible volatility.