An ornithology guide which reconciles Mythology with scientific soundness (artist's book).
Bird Guide II is a recherche and a collection of texts from classical mythology related to concrete bird species, which artist's aunt, the professor of ornithology Zora Feriancová Masárová helped to identify. These species of birds are freely distributed, but this guide introduces them as if they were a human invention. Their existence began only as a myth.
Petra Feriancová (born in 1977 in Bratislava, where she lives and works) is a Slovak contemporary artist, writer and curator. She works with the intention of post-production. The key moment of her work is the conceptualisation of her own emotional reactions to the processes of perception and memory, as well as an examination of the conditions under which they are shared. She works mostly with already made images, texts and archives, which she then interprets and methodically interchanges. The main aim of manipulating a reference—pictorial or discursive—is to provide the spectator with the original affective reaction to it.