In Fari Shams' edition for the Leverkusen Kunstverein, a mounted bird is shown from an aerial perspective. Like the specimen itself, the entire composition is an arrangement. The purpose is to display it's name; Hartlaub's Turaco, as shown in the wikipedia entry on the mobile telephone placed next to it. However, the commemoration of the German physician and ornithologist Gustav Hartlaub in this act exposes the burden of naming and the desire to position the natural world within frameworks of observation. Outside language nature is pushed back and prevented from expanding above and beyond a predetermined fixed shape in the image beside the bird of the gardens at the Palace of Versailles.
Blattgröße: 61 x 45 cm
Auflage: 12 + 3 APs