L.E.FT: bullet case birdhouse L.E.FT: bullet case birdhouse
jul 05, 2012

L.E.FT: bullet case birdhouse

‘bird house’ by L.E.FT stray brass bullets image © joe kesrouani

multidisciplinary collective L.E.FT, based in new york, has created ‘bird house’. the limited edition piece is a commentary on the uncertainty of life during the difficult times that war brings. it is created from 2500 empty stray brass bullets that have been collected from areas in lebanon where hunting is prevalent. the project is also a reflection on kafka’s statement ‘a cage went in search of a bird‘, as described in the words of the artist: 

‘working retroactively from a bird, the birdhouse is a reflection on contextual design. the eames house bird, a staple of eames’ furniture photographs in the 1950s that became synonymous with their household domesticity, is given here a bird house, an ovoid hybrid between a cage and a house.’

the creation is made from 2500 stray brass bullets where hunting is prevalent in lebanon

an extended bullet acts as a perch

  • would be nice without the bullets!

    test says:
  • Love this bird house! It’s a shame I don’t have a bird.

    Jude says:
  • ‘a cage went in search of a bird’, What a moving statement and great piece of Art with pieces of violence

    Marita says:
  • imagine the pine needles/ any other leaves

    FL says:

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