Siren Bird's Head
timber, lego-mindstorms, plastic
50 x 50 x 70 cm
© Aliona Kostyukova
Siren Bird's Head is a robot working from a remote. It is an experimental piece. The sleeping Siren's Head follows movements of the viewers passing by.
Inspired by Vasnetsov's painting "Siren and Alkonost. A song of joy and sorrow" (1896). Siren - the bird of joy, it comes from heaven and is half woman half bird, which lives in the forest. One seeing her, must never stop by, the heavenly songs she sings about better life and sweet dreams will never let one walk away from her. A traveler will stay there listening to her songs, forgetting about existence of their real life until finally dies.