Each thing seen…
Each thing seen is the parody of another or is the same thing in a deceptive form
â€œNo one seems to be there to introduce Cameron. He decides he better begin, before he loses his audience to a rather good-looking monkey. After a final scan of his notes he is about to begin, when he notices two macaques sitting high up at the top of the enclosure in a chaotic framework of old branches. They are in the shadows cast by overhanging tress, and remain for the most part motionless, looking down at the crowd. â€™Weâ€™ll call you two Goldin and Sennebyâ€™, Cameron mutters to himself, before clearing his throat and, with the authoritative panache of an experienced academic performer, waiting for everyoneâ€™s attention. (KD, Looking for Headless, Ch 12. â€˜Authorityâ€™)
â€Welcome to the Zoo and welcome to Chapter 12. What is about to happen has already taken place. I was sent this account of it â€“ Chapter 12 of the novel Looking for Headless by the fictional author KD â€“ a few days ago. In it, an academic by the name of Angus Cameron from Leicester University (me, in some form or other), tries to deliver a lecture on sovereignty with a very peculiar title to a group of people outside one of the monkey enclosures at London Zoo…â€
/Angus Cameron, Excerpt from talk at London Zoo, 19 Sept 2010
Headless: Each thing seen is the parody of another or is the same thing in a deceptive form, installation view Moderna Museet, 2010.