Why look at animals? is an experimental animation film that was created to be exhibited at the The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History (Tel Aviv) as apart of “Project Zoom 2019”
"Why look at animals?" deals with the topic of the human ability to manipulate and warp a certain image (body, history) to suit it's narrative and how this ability plays a part within the documentation of animals and nature.
Split into two separate screens, the screen above presents the taxidermy process, primarily done for museums of natural history. The drawings give a new perspective, giving light to the imbalance between the lifeless animal and the hands of the human “mounting” it. There is no movement yet the frame is constantly shaking, giving a metaphor to how even though the animal is in being put into shape of something that is “living” it is still in it’s true state of death.
the screen a film made up of 16mm films that are documentations of animals from in-between the time of the 1940’s- 1970’s in the USA. That has been manipulated and “destroyed” by scratches, ink and acrylic paint.