How artistic is science and how scientific is art? These are the questions that are central in the work of Francis Ginger in the exhibition “Kunst & Rariteiten’. For this exhibition Ginger was inspired by nineteenth century cabinets of curiosities in which fable and science go through one door. This is in contrast to the present, in which fantasy and science does not appear to be compatible. The artist immerses himself for this project in taxidermy; which is the preservation and development of animals, and has used these skills to create works that defy science and reality.
This is a concept of a invasive museum inside a real known museum. In this case is choose for Naturalis. The artist created new hybride animals and are placed in the cabinets at Naturalis trough augmented reality (Layar). The visitors of Naturalis could find information cards inside the cabinets to download the app and discover a whole new animal species next to the existing exhibited animals.
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