roughs for the installation
Under construction in the workshop, 2012

The Case of the Laughing Hyenas, 2012

About the work:

This work brings together a conventional museum display case with a classic ‘whodunnit’ mystery. As the viewer examines
the crime scene complete with police tape and fingerprints we notice the frozen scene of the natural history cabinet has
morphed into another kind of drama. This work asks us to think about how we represent nature in museum dioramas often
in sanitized, ordered worlds. The reality however is often messy, violent and visceral. Animals do not live by human morals,
standards or values.

Did you know?

The case was originally from the Australian Museum and had animals displayed in it, the Hyena and Antelope died naturally and are from South Africa.

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