A worm crossed the street
In her new artistic project, Nadja Bournonville deals with the life, biodiversity, legacy, representation and extinction of animals in a multifaceted way. The artist photographed objects and specimens in the Natural History Museum Vienna. The result is a visual aesthetic cosmos, deeply rooted in being between beauty and deformation. The scientific knowledge inscribed in the exhibits disappears behind an abstract moment. At the same time, the photographs refer to the heterotopias inherent in the museum. Bournonville shows these photographs in an exhibition installation alongside videos and real and virtual objects. In 2020, the book of the same name was published, which won the Swedish Photobook Award.