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Nature Morte

Helge Skodvin & Audrey Niffenegger

‘The ghost in the machine is gone for good.’

The first piece of taxidermy I ever bought was an overstuffed toad. It cost twenty-five cents and it was somewhat broken; wires protruded where its hands should have been. I bought it on a whim, at a garage sale. Thirty years later, I still have it sitting on my desk, staring at me with its dull fak…


Helge Skodvin

Helge Skodvin is a Norwegian photographer. His solo show, A Moveable Beast, will be presented at the University Museum of Bergen. His first book, 240 Landscapes, will be published later this year.

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Audrey Niffenegger

Audrey Niffenegger is a writer and visual artist based in Chicago and London. Her books include The Time Traveler’s Wife, Raven Girl and Her Fearful Symmetry. She recently edited and illustrated a collection of ghost stories, Ghostly. She has been collecting slightly damaged taxidermy since 1986.

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