Flatskins | 2004

Video (39:47)
In Flat Skins, a conversation is conducted in the Australian section of the University of Oxford Natural History Museum collection. Flat skins (the preserved, head and hide with fur) of a variety of small Australian marsupials are taken one-by-one from their storage drawers and passed backwards and forwards between two female pairs of hands. The black and white movie is slowed and silent – the viewers are invited only to conjecture what ventriloquy from these unfortunate animals is being performed.