Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir, Mark Wilson - Engaging Animals
From Katie Gentilello
Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson have been collaborating since 2001. Their work, characteristically rooted in the north, explores issues of history, culture and the environment in relation to the individual and his/her sense of belonging or detachment. This project is a survey of taxidermic polar bears existing in the United Kingdom today. In its methodology it actively sets out to track down these specimens. The project is designed to generate a discourse in which the audience is invited to consider their relationship not only to the polar bears themselves, but to the history of their collection, presentation and preservation.