Ann-Sofi Siden - Same Unknown (2010)
“In Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot, one of the characters comments that women ‘give birth astride of a grave, the light gleams an instant, then it’s night once more.’ The swift downward trajectory of the passing individuals, these short life-affirming moments that so very quickly pas us by. Is this life? That which flashes by us so quickly? The grip on the pole can be seen as a survival instinct, like the so-called Moro grip: the first, panic-stricken grip reflex of the newborn infant.”
A barn owl leaves an impression after flying into a window. There are a variety of theories as to why birds hit windows - the most obvious is that windows are clear and the flying creatures simply fail to spot the danger in time. Others have pointed out that birds often appear to strike windows deliberately. Some people believe the birds see their own reflection in the glass, being territorial they may mistake this for a rival and be trying to scare them away.