A crocodile basks between cardboard boxes, a lion stretches its snout in the air from under a tablecloth while an African ostrich stands under a lucky star.
Italian photographer Louis De Belle visited a private cabinet of curiosities where he documented a bizarre array of hunting trophies, haphazardly combined in all possible manners in the apartment of a Milanese collector.
However Louis de Belle decided not to rearrange the animals, but to work with the situation he found and to interpret them as “Failed dioramas”.
The series has been exhibited as a photographic installation; an assemblage of cardboard boxes of different sizes and heights, on top of which the prints were laid under glass. On the occasion of the solo exhibition Failed Dioramas at Tieranatomisches Theater der Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, curated by Felix Sattler, a catalogue was released in a numbered and signed edition of 50 copies printed on 100% recyclable kraft paper, resembling the cardboard boxes of the installation.
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