considered a marginalized science or a farcical adventure, the practice
of cryptozoology is the quest for unknown, rumored or hidden animals.
Its most notorious pursuits include the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot
and the Abominable Snowman though it has also revealed animals that
are now part of the classified natural world. CZ is a fascinating
zone of inquiry for contemporary artists interested in the fertile
margins of the history of science and museums, taxonomy, myth, creativity
and discovery. The theme out of time place scale provides an opportunity
to challenge the taxonomic limitations of hierarchy, linearity,
chronology and/or context that museums and art history manipulate
to control presentation and reception. Staking out a position or
non-site that blurs the boundaries between time place scale and
choosing not to deconstruct predominant museum ideologies this project
constructs an alternative mode of address that favors a return to
the organized mayhem, wonder, delight, spiritual and intellectual
adventurism of pre-enlightenment curio cabinets.
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