Born in Israel, 1977.
Research for the Full Crypto-Taxidermical Index 2010-2012, 2010-2012, Mixed media
Tomer Sapir’s work Research for the Full Crypto-Taxidermical Index 2010-2012 features a range of fascinating objects displayed in beautiful glass cases, which appear to form a cohesive collection of specimens found in nature. Viewers intuitively attempt to discover the common denominator shared by these objects, and the logic underlying their “collection” and “classification.” A sustained examination, however, reveals that discovering such an underlying logic is an impossible task. As Sapir himself states, “I attempt to create a world that exists in a twilight zone between fiction and reality”.