A Treatise on Beasts (after Physiologus)
Print, books, comic, paper ephemera, photographs
Forum, University of Exeter, UK
A bestiary, in the form of an installation, a recanting of possible parables in the form of an 'active' collection. An installation of prints, publications and ephemera, it tests possible relationship between text and image, cultural artefacts and visual mythologies that circle the transformative ideas around 'beasts'.
The work was developed with Double Elephant Print Workshop, Exeter, as a response to the Ted Hughes archive and collaborative works of Leonard Baskin, held in the University of Exeter Special Collections. The focus being a preoccupation with the more primal aspects of human nature which Baskin describes in a conversation with Ted Hughes as ‘crow haunted and death involved’.