For the works shown in the show the artist worked with a Mexican Grey Wolf, a threatened species that teeters on the edge of wildness and domesticity. Along with Wolf Study, Linda Tegg presents the site-specific video work Tortoise.
The Mexican Grey Wolf originally ranged from central Mexico to the southwestern United States. By the 1950’s, intensive efforts by to eradicate the wolf had succeeded in eradicating the species from the wild. In the 1970’s the wolf was declared an endangered subspecies and today exists primarily in facilities in the United States and Mexico.
Along with Wolf, Linda Tegg will present the site-specific video work Tortoise. The work brings together a group of performers under a mirrored exoskeleton to become a distinct organism – a slowly moving blind spot in space. It reflects its audience and offers innumerable perspectives on its environment. This work follows on from a series of investigations into the experience of looking, both temporally and spatially, and what can happen to an audience during this experience.
Linda Tegg (Australia) makes explorations in her new animal study about the Mexican Wolf (canis lupus baileyi) while confronting and commanding the wolf with a video camera. The subspecies of the the Gray Wolf was declared an endangered subspecies since the 70’ and has remained so ever since.
Along with Wolf Study, Linda Tegg presents the site-specific video work Tortoise.
Selection of Press Voices about Unknown Animal:
> “Linda Tegg busca entender nuestra experiencia de la naturaleza, la esencia del animal y la manera en que se diferencia la perspectiva del lobo y del humano.” (De-Dealer, 02-06-2011)
> “Añadió que Linda Tegg hizo una intervención en el desierto de Texas con espejes monumentales; dejó a un lobo gris libre con estos objetos y llevó a cabo un video sobre el comportamiento del animal en este entorno intervenido.” (Publimetro, 08-06-2011)
> “La naturaleza animal cambian de acuerdo al entorno humano.” (Pulso Politico, 08-06-2011)
The exhibition took place from June 9 to July 9, 2011 at Marso Galería
, Jalapa 90, Colonia Roma, Mexico City.