Weaving audio-visual recordings of zoo animals into a fine web of actions and reactions, this video finally spirals into a collective animalistic concert. Relating the different animals to each other through an audio-visual montage creates fictional relations amongst the animals: a society of animals. ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY thus comments on human communities who have created zoos as mirror images. There is an otherness, and at the same time a disturbing proximity, which we would like to dismiss.
Ann Oren is a visual artist and filmmaker. Her work explores performativity and fantasy in everyday life, with characters existing in the liminal space between performers and audience, with which she investigates collective desire and legends from the history of literature, theatre and cinema.
2017 THE WORLD IS MINE