Breathless (2012 – present)


Various animal species taken from nature and transformed, via taxidermy, into specimens preserved for scientific use; mounted examples in showcases, dried skins and insects in chests of drawers, bones and skulls in boxes. The first specimens collected became the types that identify and gave the name to their species. Zoological collections as repositories of biodiversity and the tangible memories of extinct species. The opportunity to look an extinct animal in the (glass) eye. Collections are still expanding. By following taxidermists and entomologist at work the triple screen video-installation reveals the transformation of insects and mammals into becoming specimens. The photo series documents dried skins. The photo series is a work in progress
 
Photos | 2021 | pigmented fine art prints
Size 59,4 x 42 cm | edition 8 + 1 AP

Size 130 x 90 cm   | edition 8 + 1 AP
 

Triple-screen-installation | 2012 | Duration 10 min, to be played as a loop | ProRes 422 2K | ProRes 422 full HD | sound 3x mono 1.0 or stereo 2.0  | installation dimensions variable

 

Script, director, editor: Pim Zwier

DOP: Alexander Decker 

Camera- Assistant: Hein-Godehart Petschulat 

Second-Assistant: Philipp Hoch 

Sound: Christian Schunke 

Sound design: Klangfee/ Florian Marquardt
Grading: Tim Kiessig

Produced by Worklights GmbH
Producer: Peter Zorn and Marcie Jost


Filmed at Zentralmagazin Naturwissenschaftlicher Sammlungen, Halle (Saale)
Supported by BKM (Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien) and Kunststiftung Sachsen-Anhalt