THUS SPOKE THE ANIMAL
Five photo prints on brushed aluminum dibond, 21 x 29.7 cm each
Five silver gelatin prints, 21 x 29.7 cm each, 2017
In my photographic series I refer to the American photographer Harry Whittier Frees, who photographed the
animals in clothing and staged them in human actions and gestures.
His photographic arrangements are examples of an early anthropomorphism in which animals act like humans and are assigned characteristics. This makes him a pioneer of the Lol-Cats, which have become a phenomenon in the visual language of digital communication.
I portray myself in polar bear, elephant, fish, dog and kangaroo mask and reverse the free procedure.
The title of my work refers to the title of Friedrich Nietzsche’s book “Thus Spoke Zarathustra”.