A contemporary interpretation of a Cabinet of Curiosities that highlights extinction and the vulnerability of threatened species.
Conceived in 2014 by Forest Keegel and Amanda King as a decade long project, in which they do annual residencies in threatened species habitat.
Where they record sound and video to emanate from old radiogram cabinets that are encrusted with residues of habitat, such as varnish made from plant saps and local beeswax.
Each of these cabinets become an archive for a particular species forming a record of what King and Keegel have learnt about them through research, time walking and recording in their habitat and speaking with scientists and local experts.
They never imagined koala would be added to the list or that the perils and threats to the biosphere would become so severe so rapidly.
This showing of work in development at Edge Galleries is and the first time the ensemble of cabinets has been exhibited.
October 2 – 30, 2022
Open Weekends 11am-3pm or by appointment
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