Creator 2008 ( photos from O. Ferianc's archive, New Breeds 1948-1962 )
Petra Feriancova's Creator is a subtle work about generation and appropriation, about the human need to manipulate nature, beauty and life. This archive belonged to the artist s ornithologist grandfather who, between 1948 and 1962 worked with other breeders from Eastern Europe and Russia on the creation of new species of pigeons. This collection of 85 original images is the result of their experiments and outcomes. Each image is the evidence of an improvement or a mistake, each one with annotated measurements, dates and comments on the developments of the tests.