A collection of photographic archives documenting ornithology experiments (artist's book).
Petra Feriancová's Creator is a subtle work about generation and appropriation, about the human need to manipulate nature, beauty and life. This archive belonged to the artist's ornithologist grandfather who, between 1948 and 1962 worked with other breeders from Eastern Europe and Russia on the creation of new species of pigeons. This collection of 85 original images is the result of their experiments and outcomes. Each image is the evidence of an improvement or a mistake, each one with annotated measurements, dates and comments on the developments of the tests.
Petra Feriancová (born in 1977 in Bratislava, where she lives and works) is a Slovak contemporary artist, writer and curator. She works with the intention of post-production. The key moment of her work is the conceptualisation of her own emotional reactions to the processes of perception and memory, as well as an examination of the conditions under which they are shared. She works mostly with already made images, texts and archives, which she then interprets and methodically interchanges. The main aim of manipulating a reference—pictorial or discursive—is to provide the spectator with the original affective reaction to it.