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In october 2014 i rescued laboratory mice so they could play swan lake.

After long negotiations and numerous bureaucratic obstacles, the artist was able to obtain laboratory mice. Freed from their involvement in science, they were relocated to a gallery where they were housed inside a glass terrarium with a running wheel connected to a music box. This running wheel played Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake when the mice chose to use it. Based on a folktale in which a princess is turned into a swan, the ballet represents the metamorphosis undergone by the mice, who have transformed from powerless subjects of experimentation to artists in their own right. The mice exercise a certain authority over this venerated piece of music, determining when and for how long it will be played, as well as developing their own relationship to its sonic properties.