A Natural History of the Dead

This is a photo of two companions, hunters next to their kill – a performance without audience, a registration of a moment. It is a comment on the powerful presence of the instinct for survival which remains in spaces newly abandoned for urban living. The photo represents the contrast between the two, to embrace what is being lost by our tendency toward urban existence. The photo was printed onto a large canvas and hung in a forested part of an old Dutch fort which has been taken over by nature. The landscape of the photo blends in with the forest within which it is hung, though the photo itself was taken in rural Norway.

2003
group exhibition ‘Springtij’; Fort Sabina. Willemstad. (The Netherlands)

375x280 cm
print on canvas