When the box is opened, the disembodied voice of my Yiayia, offers random optimism for random pessimism, through the mouth of this tiny silver bird.

A pile of hidden electronics, programing chips, mini speakers and switches enables Yiayia to speak wherever the box may be. A random program function allows each optimism to be different from the last. A micro USB socket in the base of the box allows the owner to keep their random optimism charged.

Voice: My Yiayia: Anneliese Vovides

GIVE AND TAKE, Gallerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands
Collection Gallerie Marzee

Yiayia’s Bird – the innards