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Hit List (Turf cigarettes, 36 Zoo animals, 1954), 2017.
Tom Van Herrewege
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Collage: Paper on Cardboard, Glass, Paper, Wood.
Since Spring 2017, I have been working on a large series of works that is titled Hit List. I have been sourcing different sets of old cigarette cards and old encyclopaedia pages, with some being over one hundred years old, and then I have been editing these by burning away the animal’s image according to the individual species’ conservation status on the IUCN red list of threatened species. So, the closer the individual animal depicted on the card is to extinction, the more of its image is burned away. The image is burned away because of the association to man and man kinds impact, being the only animal that can produce fire, but it is also a literal reminder that one day we may not be able to see these animals anymore.