Territory : In “nature,” an animal’s world is not defined by steel bars or concrete walls but rather by a series of intersecting territories. If a zoo is meant to fulfill a human desire to be “in” nature than it should not be delineated by cages but rather by conflicting animal territories. In traditional zoos territories are defined by human beings, the goal of this zoo for three animals is to create an environment in which territory is defined by the animal inhabitants. The three randomly assigned animals; Sea Lion, Spider and Tiger deal with the concept of territory differently and the various iterations reflect their specific territorial qualities and attempt to produce an environment in which human territory is defined by the animals.
Status: School Project