Not a Single Bone
2017, performative intervention in the context of Fossil Future
with Nora Al-Badri
A civil disobedience intervention to reclaim the museum as a public space.
Intervention at the Naturkundemuseum Berlin / photo by Karim Ben Kahifa (war correspondent)
A large specimen, a two-meter-long replica from the femur of the Brachiosaurus at Natural History Museum Berlin, is evidence of appropriating data from the museum collections despite denying access on request. The artists reproduced skeleton parts based on the museum's data to disentangle the objects' biographies from the institutional interpretation sovereignty.
The intervention was published at a solo show, 'NOT A SINGLE BONE,' at Nome Gallery, by Nora Al-Badri and Jan Nikolai Nelles, September 9 – November 11, 2017.
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