“For the central message of our artefact we discussed, through our focus on taxidermy, the idea of the human superiority complex; how we control animals and treat them less respect than humans, despite the fact that we are all essentially animals. This raised the issue of our reliance today on technology, when historical evidence demonstrates our ability to survive without, and how this relates to the concept that animals can survive without us in the same manner. This links to our argument as humans negatively impacting on animal culture is what has pushed them to dependence and in some cases extinction, because humans essentially now choose who lives and who dies. We used this line of argument to speculate what would happen if we were in their position and we were the submissive species.
The most important feature of our artefact is arguably the audience. The aim of our artefact is to give an insight into how we present different species in museums from another perspective; one where we are the controlled, not the controllers. If the audience were to change to being another group of humans, it would simply become another museum where we exhibit our own creations and present them to each other. […] Our intention in creating this artefact however was by no means to attack the use of taxidermy and presentation of non-human entities in museums as being negative. We were hoping to create a means of understanding why we enforce our human perspectives on others and how we gain from this. We also wanted to consider how we would react to such a hierarchical relationship being inverted, to be viewed through the eyes of another and to have their perspectives imposed on us”.