Sunday, July 26, 2015

"Animal Photographers" at Acud Projectraum

Cornelius Quabeck

"We don’t need other worlds; we need a mirror." the denouement of a research crew accepting their failure, driven to complete breakdown by the anthropomorphised reflection of themselves in the infinitely strange creature they fail to comprehend, lost in their own reflections. 
 "Animal photographers" too find themselves in paradox, the other always exists as a reflection of those who look, an exercise to place themselves in relation, to find their place. The animal functions as a mirror, with it the fear/certainty that we are no different from them, trying to place ourselves in our use of them as a mirror.