The Catalogue of Anthropomorphic Species
The work is based on a found catalogue of fossils from the University in Freiburg, Germany, dating from 1954. A series of drawings was made on the leftover non-indexed cards which intended to conclude the collection. The catalogue was found in the then abandoned building of the Geographical Institute in Belgrade.
The Catalogue of Anthropomorphic Species originated out of a fascination for encyclopaedias, the classification of the living world and cabinets of curiosities.
The continual fascination with the appearance of things, and constantly posing the question: “How is it that something looks the way that it does?” is the basis for engaging into the research of the form of living beings, a desire to investigate their characteristics, functions and evolution. The result is a hybridization of the different fossils with the human form – as fabricated anthropomorphic species.
The final work consists of fourteen pen and ink drawings which are shown along with a slideshow alluding to the classic slide-projection aparatus, along with the original found catalogue.