VIDEO, 4 MINS 30 SECONDS, 2019.
Work Preserved reflects on ideas of preservation and craftsmanship focusing on the practice of taxidermy as described through the subjective lens of the family who experience the craft as a normality. Influenced by Max Weber’s idea of rationalisation and how a process is examined.
In exploring this topic the transmission of memory is present. Interviews with my father and niece examine changes in perspective about preservation in relation to memories, childhood and biodiversity. The consideration of childlike experiences conveys different connections with people and their surroundings with regard to the craft shifting meanings across generations. It touches on furthering questions such as death, morality and sense of place.
Available to view: https://vimeo.com/323141454