“Life Sentence”

(2022 - ongoing)

Zoos find their origin in colonialism and imperialism of European countries. To show exotic animals and plants means to underline the wealth and power of the country. At some point there have been existed even human zoos. Nowadays things have changed, but there is still the important debate, if there is any reason to keep the zoos in their old form. Most of the animals you will find in the zoo are not in danger of disappearing. The money spent for the zoos, could help to protect many more animals in the wild. The learning aspect for children is also difficult to agree with, because most of the animals behave in strange ways due to captivity, artificial environment and the insufficient space. Polar bears walk around 70km per day for instance. In the zoos they start to go back and forth all day long.