• Mimics 1 (2015)

Coutts, Nicky, 2017, Journal Article, Mimics 1 (2015) Tierstudien, 11 (11). pp. 153-161. ISSN 2193-8504, ISBN 978-3-95808-129-1

Abstract or Description:

'Mimics 1' is an image and text work commissioned by the German Animal Studies Journal 'Tierstudien' for an issue dedicated to Animals and Mimicry subtitled "Mimesis, Mimikry, Mimese“.
Mimics 1 is also the title of a series of five photo-etchings (2015) made by Coutts within a larger body of work that culminated in the solo show 'My Previous Life as an Ape' at Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art (also 2015). Coutts uses Lincoln’s Inn as setting for the images, interested in its status as the UK’s largest concentration of lawyers’ chambers – a labyrinth of period buildings in which legal cases are prepared in close proximity to the courts. The Photo-etchings house eye-spot mimics such the Owl Butterfly and the Serval (a wild cat that appears to have eyes at the back of its head) between the buildings, arguing that on some level these animals have evolved similar attributes to lawyers in their manipulation of foreground and background, lightness and shade, information revealed and hidden.

Official URL: https://www.neofelis-verlag.de/animal-studies/tier...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W140 Printmaking
Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography > W640 Photography
Creative Arts and Design > W800 Imaginative Writing
School or Centre: School of Fine Art
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2016 11:57
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 12:04
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2005

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