On Exhibit – Full series

‘On Exhibit’ is a compilation of short films by Beverley Cornwell that explores themes that emerge when looking at exhibited animals as objects and art, and investigates the way we share our spaces with animals in museums, zoos, and art galleries.

Preferring to use an observational style with strong compositions to sample snippets of unintentional behaviour, Cornwell focuses in on areas that may otherwise have gone unnoticed. From an air conditioning breeze that gives life to natural history exhibits or the repetitive dance of pigeons on an art gallery roof, Cornwell draws attention to the way we look at others and mediate what we see through the eyes of a camera.

Running order:

  1. Tap Tap Lion (01:52)
  2. On Safari (02:36)
  3. Graffiti Ants 1 (0:26)
  4. Volitant: Woodland and Coast (02:58)
  5. Dance, Penguins (01:19)
  6. Tiptoe (01:46)
  7. Embrace (03:57)
  8. Graffiti Ants 2 (0:29)
  9. Empty Enclosure 1 (02:56)
  10. Empty Enclosure 2 (03:41)
  11. Graffiti Spider (0:15)
  12. Surfing the Web (01:02)

Music from: www.bensound.com and www.purple-planet.com

Individual films:

01/12 Tap Tap Lion (On Exhibit Series)
02/12 On Safari (On Exhibit Series)
03/12 Graffiti Ants 1 (On Exhibit Series)
04/12 Volitant – Woodland and Coast (On Exhibit Series)
05/12 Dance, penguins (On Exhibit Series)
06/12 Tiptoe (On Exhibit Series)
07/12 Embrace (On Exhibit Series)
08/12 Graffiti Ants 2 (On Exhibit Series)
09/12 Empty Enclosure 1 (On Exhibit Series)
10/12 Empty Enclosure 2 (On Exhibit Series)
11/12 Graffiti Spider (On Exhibit Series)
12/12 Surfing the Web (On Exhibit Series)