The usual aim of the fable is to teach a lesson by drawing attention to animal behaviour and its relationship to human actions and shortcomings. Animals in fables speak metaphorically of human folly, criticizing human nature. Yet it seems that the nature of Karen Knorr’s work has another aim. In Knorr’s “Fables” the animals are not dressed up to resemble humans nor do they illustrate any explicit moral. Liberated, they roam freely in human territory drawing attenton to the unbridged gap between nature and culture. They encroach into the domain of the museum and other cultural sanctuaries which resolutely forbids their entry.
Florent Igla - The Path of Beauty, video for Musée du Louvre & Nintendo
"A women walks in the Musée du Louvre, alone. The museum is completely empty. We follow this young woman in her dreamlike journey through the different rooms of the museum, between amazement and beauty, art and poetry.”
See the video here. Music: Sigur Rós - Suð Í Eyrum