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ZOOLOGY

2018-2020
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Fine art print on paper

Imagined homes for displaced animals. Exotic architectures for visitors to travel.
Animal instincts, human fantasies and various absurdities in between.

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"When I am asked what I prefer in life I like to answer, “being in between,” neither here nor there. I feel best in environments where cultural references are multi-layered and interchangeable, thereby offering authentically diverse perspectives on our existence. I spend a lot of time in such boundless, oneiric spaces—between worlds and times. They are my natural habitat. A space that particularly interests me in this regard is the zoo. Its evocative and artificially constructed wilderness has always fascinated me and in this moment of enforced stillness, where travelling has receded into the distance, it fascinates me even more."

Read more here: Silke Schmickl, A Letter from the Zoo: Reflections on a Simulated Mobility, ISSUE 09 - Mobility, Annual Art Journal, LASALLE, Singapore 2020.

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