Kakaduu has entirely human needs for entertainment, like every human being, but it is almost impossible to find suitable leisure time activities for them, boredom nearly kills – nowhere to go, no meaningful culture to engage with, living as if in some godforsaken provincial village…
Although first tentative steps towards entertainment for non-human species are already being made, the general pace is slow, there’s no serious commitment from anyone and not much entertainment of sufficient standard for animals is available; the situation is especially bad in the realm of bird entertainment. For some animals, however, some progress has been made for which Kakaduu recognizes not only the artists but the entire humankind:
Kakaduu is happy to see such developments, but they express their deep indignation about the lack of attention to entertainment for birds. The situation seems to be so bad that Kakaduu has decided that if things don’t change soon they will start a band themselves. They have already found a drummer, now they’re looking for other members.
So if anyone out there has a bird at home who can sing, dance or play an instrument, please get in touch with Kakaduu through the contact from on this site.
Kakaduu has also started to collect donations for the release of their first album through the Paypal account of their gallerists as according to the laws of our country they don’t have the right to open a bank account.
Kakaduu has agreed to give a rare interview about the ideas behind their best known works “Kakaduu Shit on Canvas” and the triptych “Kakaduu Shit on Canvas 7×7”. They seldom concede to explaining the deeper meaning of their oeuvre to the admirers of their works; also, it is quite difficult to understand the subtleties of their language as they speak a rather obscure south London dialect of the Central African Fischerii language that is little known even to the most experienced bird languages specialists. Nevertheless, we believe that we have succeeded in translating their message relatively accurately, so that Kakaduu’s fans could get a deeper insight into their works.
Kakaduu, could you explain to the admirers of your talent the message behind the shit exhibited on some of your most famous canvases? What significance does the amount and placement of shit on the canvas have for you? Is it random, or does the position of each excrement carry a deeper meaning?
In our opinion, people like to look and think about shit more than they’re consciously aware of, and much more than is good for them or for the reasonable and practical use of shit. It seems that’s why many have lost a healthy attitude towards it, and that’s what we want to show with our works. We take an organic and lighthearted approach to shit, as well as to art. For us, taking a shit and making art are equally fun and necessary activities that we undertake whenever we feel the need, freely and effortlessly. That’s why we are so good at both, and whichever activity we engage in, it always attracts a grateful audience. However, many people don’t understand that both the making of art and taking a shit should only be undertaken when one feels a great inner need for it, that’s why they try too hard at almost anything they do, and the result is usually shit – although that wasn’t the original intention of their endeavours. That’s simply what happens when one does something without a deep inner need, but people don’t usually see that, just criticise each other’s shit and even publish their criticisms for others to read. Utter shithouse if you ask us! That’s why we want to demonstrate how to take a healthy and effortless attitude to shit.
Maestro, you seem to have an extraordinary understanding of people’s values concerning art. Do you have any comments about the relationship between art and shit on the contemporary art market? Which is more valued among the audiences today?
We don’t really understand your art – what for you is shit and what is not – for us it’s all shit anyway. There’s a lot of hard work, a lot of effort, but whether the result is good art or good shit, to us there’s no difference at all. We don’t have such issues, we do everything effortlessly, and it sells well too.
What would you say to your less famous colleagues?
Don’t strain so much! You just try too hard, you know. The world doesn’t need your art nor your shit, but it needs your struggling and stress even less. Try to understand our methods of making shit as well as making art: do everything – art or shit – only when you have the inner need for it, and do it effortlessly. It will probably make your life easier.
Indeed, Kakaduu has illustrated the matter so clearly and elegantly on their canvases that there couldn’t really be any misunderstandings on the subject. We thank Kakaduu for the interview, and eagerly await news about their next artistic endeavours. Kakaduu’s health does not allow them to undertake bigger projects at the moment as they need to collect money to pay for all their visits to the vet and all the medication. Kakaduu has therefore decided to auction one of their better known works, the triptych “Kakaduu Shit on Canvas 7×7” with the starting price of €270.
“Kakaduu Shit on Canvas 7×7. Triptych.” 2013. Canvas, recycled food.
“The View in My Window”
“The Starlit Sky above My Head”
“The Categorical Imperative in My Heart”
For enquiries and bidding use the gallerists' contacts on this website.
As the influence of birds over people is clearly extremely small, almost nonexistent, it is Kakaduu’s main need and mission to increase it as much and in whatever ways they can, while they are living and working among humans. That’s why Kakaduu have been hypnotising us for years already, so that we, too, would serve their mission - it’s not our fault that we have turned into half-animals already, acting as their gallerists-curators Zebra and Tiger, bringing their works, messages, and life story to people - Kakaduu is very skilful in hypnotising, especially Säuks, he talks directly to our reptilian brain.