THE RHINOCEROUS & THE UNICORN
The rhinoceros & the unicorn expands upon the ideas initiated in ruin the city where a ruin, a photographic ruin from my archive, is used to evoke a memory of something. Shifting the abandoned ruin in context addresses issues of identity, memory and trace, these being underlying ingredients within the discourses of colonalization and globalisation.
How transference and displacement in the rhinoceros & the unicorn suggest an invasion of the intended and desired and or the unintended and undesired.
The project is a series of colour images that recontextualizing a black and white image from my archive of technological investigations, which were abandoned during a nine month world journey.
The underlying criteria to select the inserted image was an expression of notion taken from Marco polo’s travels during which he identified a unicorn, when in fact it was a rhinoceros. As Umberto Eco so aptly expresses in his book Serendipities, ‘the realproblem of a critical of our own cultural models is to ask, when we see a unicorn, if by chance it is not a rhinoceros.
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series of six images - c prints