Playing Cello

Daniel Lee

李小鏡

Production date
2004

Object Detail


Media
archival inkjet print
Measurements
86.4 x 61 cm
Notes
In Harvest Project (2004) the focus of Lee’s gaze sharpens, and he raises uncomfortable questions about the use of laboratory animals. Individually titled works in this series, including Napping, Celebration, Dancer/s, Watching TV, Poster, Message, Playing Cello, Shepherd I and II and Donor, reflect on actual science with the hyper-reality of digital photo-manipulation. Pigs, monkeys, sheep and goats, some with human features and attributes, face their fates as organ donors. Twins shows human babies with piglet-like faces in a double stroller, the result, perhaps, of such experimental biotechnology; and Faces depicts an upright male pig, arms folded, snout in the air, standing beside a pig on four legs wearing a human mask. Behind them, rows of grinning carnival masks hang from a fence.
Accession number
2016.223
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