Mopy and the ape house entrance, video mixed media, 2006

Mopy, the gorilla at the Washington National Zoo, staring out at the entrance to the ape house across from him, as depicted in the construction shown at right.  Installation video stills below

Mopy, the gorilla at the Washington National Zoo, staring out at the entrance to the ape house across from him, as depicted in the construction shown at right.  Installation video stills below

In the work, The ape house entrance, we see a video of a gorilla-in real time- staring out from his cage at the zoo.  On the wall opposite, there is a scale model of the entrance to the ape house.  By putting the audience between the animal and the entrance/ exit to his domicile, the artist puts us in a position to reconsider this threshold «through the eyes» of the inhabitant, permanently within range and at odds with this «door to the infinite.» 

Mopy and the ape house entrance, 2006 mixed media 80x100x60 cm

Mopy and the ape house entrance, 2006 mixed media 80x100x60 cm