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Paper Tiger
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2007
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A Video Projection. 04:35 Minutes Loop. The work opens as a nature documentary movie, in which a Cheetah is seen during a hunt. As the hunt proceeds towards its inevitable end, the video is gradually slowing down, losing its saturation, until a complete freeze on the final frame where the deer completely surrenders. the image begins to change and darkens, as though closing in around the Cheetah, while the animal is undergoing a metamorphosis to become an Origami paper-tiger. A pair of hands appears in the frame, holding the paper-tiger and unfolding it to a flat piece of paper. When only the creases of the paper record the Cheetah, the hands push-pin it on to the wall.

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 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

Paper Tiger

A Video Projection. 04:35 Minutes Loop. The work opens as a nature documentary movie, in which a Cheetah is seen during a hunt. As the hunt proceeds towards its inevitable end, the video is gradually slowing down, losing its saturation, until a complete freeze on the final frame where the deer completely surrenders. the image begins to change and darkens, as though closing in around the Cheetah, while the animal is undergoing a metamorphosis to become an Origami paper-tiger. A pair of hands appears in the frame, holding the paper-tiger and unfolding it to a flat piece of paper. When only the creases of the paper record the Cheetah, the hands push-pin it on to the wall.

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis
 

 The CDA's archives are operating with the support of the Ostrovsky Family Fund and Artis