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Roadkill exhibition

Post by saratoga » September 8th, 2010, 7:22 pm

Just saw an interesting photographic exhibition here in Melbourne. It contains roadkill...not the normal stuff like kangaoos and wombats, but an interesting assortment of animals including herps such as Red-bellied Black snakes, Long necked Turtles and Blue tongued lizards in addition to various parrots, bats, possums and echidnas.

The interesting thing was the size of the images...some around 3m (10ft) and all taken with a canon 5d. The animals were also removed from their backgrounds and appeared to be floating in space. Sounds quite macarbe but the exhibition was actually quite beautiful.

here is a link to the gallery where you can see some of the prints
http://www.placegallery.blogspot.com/

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Re: Roadkill exhibition

Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » September 9th, 2010, 2:05 am

And they say Americans are crazy :-) Seriously, what a beautiful idea!
the normal stuff like kangaoos and wombats
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Re: Roadkill exhibition

Post by chrish » September 9th, 2010, 5:45 am

That's very cool, in a weird macabre sort of way.

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Re: Roadkill exhibition

Post by Jeremiah_Easter » September 13th, 2010, 8:36 am

Yuck. It would make sense if this was a ad campaign designed to enlighten people about the environmental impacts of roadkill, but displayed in art galleries it unintentionally (or maybe intentionally?) relays an alternate view that Roadkill is beautiful. There is nothing beautiful about the meaningless death of a magnificent animal.

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