Petra Lange Berndt, Joanna Ebenstein, Robert Marbury, James Prosek and others work together gazing into the history of taxidermy. We will discuss how and where methods of taxidermy are employed in art, natural history, museums, contemporary art and local applications. We will hear from historians and artists on other uses and practices, discoursing around ‘ideas about hybridity, mythology and the general friction between real and imagined,’ questioning our collecting of specimens and preserving them to make sense and order of nature. Field trips to local museums and collections will highlight these inquiries as well as hands on workshops.
- Posted in summer2017