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Alexander Heim uses video and installation to deconstruct perceptions of mundane everyday occurrences, exploring the intersection of nature with the man-made world. In the video work Costa (2008), Heim’s camera follows the activities of pigeons loitering at an active London coffee shop. The presence of birds in a constructed environment is familiar, but defamiliarized by the accompanying soundtrack of daily routines: running water, brushing teeth, jingling keys. Another work, Untitled (Dog) (2006), follows a stray dog through the streets of China, its natural survival instincts unfolding in the planned urban environment overrun by cars and technology.

Selected exhibitions
2015
Lullin Ferrari at Art Cologne 2015Lullin + Ferrari
2014
Galerie Karin Guenther at Frieze NY 2014Galerie Karin Guenther
2011
Galerie Karin Guenther at Art Basel 2011Galerie Karin Guenther
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Unlikely Liaison #3-5, 2014

Glue behind Perspex, in 2 parts
40 3/5 × 27 3/5 in
103 × 70 cm
Location
Zurich
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Alexander Heim uses video and installation to deconstruct perceptions of mundane everyday occurrences, exploring the intersection of nature with the man-made world. In the video work Costa (2008), Heim’s camera follows the activities of pigeons loitering at an active London coffee shop. The presence of birds in a constructed environment is familiar, but defamiliarized by the accompanying soundtrack of daily routines: running water, brushing teeth, jingling keys. Another work, Untitled (Dog) (2006), follows a stray dog through the streets of China, its natural survival instincts unfolding in the planned urban environment overrun by cars and technology.

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