The Shadow World explores evocations of endangered animals, questioning what will be left without positive change and intervention.
In a new commission for Perth Museum and Art Gallery, artists Walker & Bromwich will introduce a site of contemplation where silhouettes of once common local mammals are cast across the gallery. Suggestive of cave paintings and mythological underworlds, the installation will provide a glimpse of possible future loss.
All these mammals are currently on the red list of endangered animals, threatened with extinction from habitat loss and disruption to food chains. The installation will provide a dark suggestion of the near future when these endangered mammals are lost, existing instead in memory.
Glasgow-based collaborative duo Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich are known for their large-scale sculptural works, participatory events, and exhibitions that invite audiences to imagine better worlds. At the core of their approach is exploring the role art can play as an active agent in society in transforming our thinking about how we live in the world around us.