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Liminal Cryptozoology

Item date(s): 2016

Sinead Fletcher

Collation: Booklets; Found objects
Binding: Box 250 x 250 x 110mm
Technique: Mixed media
Edition: Unique

Theme(s): Exploration for a creature which might not exist. Fantasy lands

Place publication: Johannesburg
Publisher: The artist
Exhibition 2017

Reference note:
Wooden box opens like a book. Smaller paper booklets and found objects are stuck and placed within the wooden box book.

This book is based on an explorer who is in search of a creature which he is not sure actually exists. This book is the detailed account of his travels to find this unknown creature. The book does not represent the creature directly, exactly or completely. This exploration deals with the idea that there are man-eating monsters in unexplored territories according to previous map-makers and explorers.

The viewer is left to question why the creature is being chased by the explorer, who the explorer is, if the explorer finds the creature and what would happen should the creature be found.

Exhibition notes:
‘Booknesses: Contemporary South African Artist's Books’.

FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg.

Curated by David Paton and Eugene Hon.

24 March - 5 May 2017

Ref: DP/17078

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