A litter of mice were discovered in Vera Möller's studio and left for an afternoon to freely move between a group of objects Möller had been producing during the previous twelve months. The images invite a variety of conceptual associations. They are reminiscent of artificial miniature landscapes (dioramas) and at the same time might just as easily be associated with a variety of sci-fi or futuristic 'toyland' vistas. The status of the baby mice remains ambiguous - sleeping, suckling, dead, drugged etc. It is also unclear as to the level of intervention involved. Have the subjects of the images been deliberately choreographed or, as was actually the case, were the subjects free agents in their association with these objects/fields in which they were photographed? The actual scale of the animals and the 'sculptures' remains teasingly unclear.
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Seven nights after dark