"D" is for Diorama

2013 | video installation | HD | 9mins | Canada


"D" is for Diorama, as part of the Alphabet project, is a dual projection installation that takes animals and settings from New York’s Natural History Museum, and Bronx Zoo, and places them in a natural environment. By highlighting the uncanny of dioramas and zoos as mirrors of human concepts and behaviors, the installation invites the viewer to deliberate on our intricate relationships with the animal kingdom, nature and technology.


Title: "D" is for Diorama
Loop duration: 9mins 
Shooting format: HD 
Presentation format: Dual projection with HD files or DVD’s 
Dimensions: Variable 
Project, camera, editing: Sarah Shamash 
Completion date: July 2013
Shot on location in New York City