In the age of the Anthropocene, the assumed division between nature and culture is radically destabilized. By taking a nineteenth century colonial collection of natural history as our point of departure, the international touring exhibition 125,660 Specimens of Natural History: Re-imagining the Practice of Collection Through Alfred R. Wallace's Malay Expedition (premier at Komunitas Salihara, Jakarta, Indonesia in 2015) develops transcultural artistic and curatorial methodologies as means to rethink traditional views on scientific knowledge production, human-nature interactions, and the future of natural history collections.
Springer, A. & Turpin, E. (2014). 125,660 specimens of natural history: navigating colonial collections in the Anthropocene. Unnatural Futures Conference (pp. 33-34). Hobart, Australia: University of Tasmania.