Peter Savage

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Peter Savage

Zoological Heterotopias

Nature Morte I (after Cotán)

Nature Morte II

Nature Morte III

Nature Morte IV

Nature Morte V

Developed from a reading of Michel Foucault’s ‘Of Other Spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias’, and making reference to traditions of still-life painting, the series ‘Zoological Heterotopias’ playfully works with levels of re-presentation, by reconstructing and reinventing the reptile and insect vivaria found in zoological gardens. However, the vivaria found within zoos are themselves a representation of the animals' natural environment, constructed for display and exhibition: a stage upon which the creatures may perform to an audience.

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