Bird Language Face Inevitability In ‘Art Is Never Finished, Only Abandoned’ Video

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of their experimental debut project ‘Insider Art,’ the versatile NYC production duo Bird Language has released a powerful music video for the project’s final song, ‘Art Is Never Finished, Only Abandoned (Rain).’ Created by noted filmmaker Ben Vogel of Home Alone Studios, the video is a brief but gripping depiction of digital despair, paired with a statement exploring the nature of art and its lifecycle.

“As humans, we fight against inevitability,” the birds say, “‘Art Is Never Finished, Only Abandoned (Rain)’ is our reinterpretation of a nearly abandoned song. The authors never produced a full recording. In this video, filmmaker Ben Vogel reinterprets our reinterpretation. Each new version both revitalizes and degrades. Your reinterpretation as a viewer is as important as ours — each footprint changes the beach. The art remains living (defying completion) as long as it continues to be experienced and examined.”

Read our 2020 interview with Bird Language

The song is a fitting close to Insider Art’s rapid-fire and diverse tracklist. With 17 songs spanning only 21-minutes, the project touches on themes of exploration, nostalgia, and impermanence, with dynamic features from Conner Youngblood, Sebastian Adé, Max Wonders, and more. While fleeting, Insider Art’s lush vignettes leave a deep impression on the listener.

Alongside this video, the duo also shared a long-form video for the entire project and limited edition reversible “insider” t-shirts and handmade cassette tapes as part of the anniversary celebration. Check out their website here, and watch the new video down below.

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