Mei Dalby


Sophie Mei Dalby – Reburrus


Sophie Mei Dalby – Reburrus

by Sophie Mei Dalby

«Like a contemporary echo of the bestiaries of the 16th and 18th centuries, Sophie Mei Dalby's Reburrus shows a parade of petrified animals. Long still shots of a rhinoceros, kangaroos, penguins... creatures we're used to seeing in motion, here frozen in such perfect compositions that we wonder if they're not naturalized. A doubt dispelled by the imperceptible shudders that run through them. Contemplating these moving portraits - still lifes, harbingers of ecological disaster? - one is overwhelmed by an irrepressible melancholy.»  - Sophie Mei Dalby