Research for the Full Crypto-Taxidermical Index
The End of History, Künstlerhaus Speckstraße and Kutscherhäuser, Hamburg
Curator: Avi Lubin
From the curator's text:
Tomer Sapir shows several objects from a coming into being lexicon, part of his ongoing project Research for the Full Crypto-Taxidermical Index. In this lexicon, one cannot always know which object was gathered from nature, which is an outcome of toiling work in the studio and which was transformed and disrupted. The cataloguing system of this lexicon undermines familiar systems of classification and distorts coherency and differentiated meaning. In this exhibition Sapir also makes an additional move by turning objects from this lexicon into two-dimensional images through a slide projection. That projection does not only function as a means of documentation, but also creates a distance between the viewer and the objects and intensifies the illusion of a didactic work which is based on research and knowledge.