Bring Them Back Alive / 2016 / 7″

Bring Them Back Alive explores the advancement of the colonial project with the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 — wherein flora, fauna and human beings were uprooted and transferred across multiple continents — and highlights a sinister, even surreal, pattern of domination. Found footage and photographs of botanical and zoological gardens, natural history museums and world fairs are intricately woven with Dunne’s photographic series on Egypt’s 125-year-old Giza Zoo, in addition to her forthcoming film about the world’s last male Northern White Rhinoceros.

 

 

Supported by Hangar Art and Research Centre, Lisbon and the Irish Arts Council.

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