Go and see this funny, insightful, curious, colorful, poignant, scientific, taxonomic, still, silent, uncanny, museological exhibition by @simonfaithfull at the Natural History Museum in Berlin.
KOEXISTENZ is on show until 08.09.2019.
It will delight on many levels.
Simon Faithfull has always been fascinated by birds. His drawings, which he has been making since 2000, have always led him back to these animals, which he describes as everyday and yet strange - a parallel species that share an immediate habitat with us in our cities. During his wanderings through the Museum für Naturkunde, Faithfull was drawn to the field of taxonomy and, following J. L. Borges' "The Analytical Language of John Wilkins", he has created his very own classification of birds, including a category for ‘those who transmit avian flu’. In his work, he draws attention to how our relationship with nature is shaped by the way we name and categorize it and challenges us in a playful way to engage with this coexistence.