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Eulodia Dagua, "The Sound of the Banded Owl."
From interviews by Tod D. Swanson
Cite video as:
Tod D. Swanson, "Eulodia Dagua, 'The Sound of the Banded Owl.'" Youtube video. 2:05. December 7, 2016. https://youtu.be/Ok7WCGbpnn4
Many contemporary as well as archaeological ceramic sculptures are made with their mouths open because they are meant to evoke the concrete memory of a particular sound. Thus the referent of the art is something audible but invisible. In this case it is the sound of the banded owl, a nocturnal bird which is often heard but almost never seen. In this video Eulodia recounts how her father told her that the sound protected their family by scaring away death and harmful spirits with its loud cry.
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