Synthetic Blood on Leopard Skin

Van Balen, Tuur and Cohen, Revital. 2018. Synthetic Blood on Leopard Skin. In: Daniel Fernandez Pascual; Alon Schwabe and Jesse Connuck, eds. The Empire Remains Shop / Cooking Sections. New York: Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, pp. 75-90. ISBN 9781941332375 [Book Section]

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Synthetic Blood on Leopard Skin is an artist text based on the works 'Heart Lines' and 'Leopard, Impala' that forms a book chapter in 'The Empire Remains Shop' by Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual & Alon Schwabe) published by Columbia Books on Architecture and the City.

In Leopard, Impala historical taxidermy was taken from the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium to be X-ray’d in a local hospital. The steel structures uncovered inside the scene of a leopard killing an impala are recreated in rare earth neon, mammoth ivory and natural rubber; reconstructing an imaginary choreography between two animal skins in materials of contemporary mining practices.

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Taxidermy, Leopard killings, Empire, Colonialism, Post-colonialism

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April 2018Published

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28 Nov 2018 10:48

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29 Apr 2020 17:00


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