2/9 (Space Kitties).
Photographs by Xulio Villarino.
AMC Books, 2013. 30 pp., 19 color illustrations, 7½x10½".
I've been photographing dead cats on asphalt twelve years. White, black, brown ... animals of all colors destroyed on the road immediately become transparent. Bodies burst, blood and viscera scattered on any side street, road or highway.
None of the animals that appear in this work have been harmed during the making of the photographs. All have died due to accidental collisions on the road.
A selection of this work has been published in July 2013 by the London publishing Archive of Modern Conflict (AMC), as part of a project with Kalev Erickson. It consists of performing a manual run of 30 numbered copies and 5 artist proofs. It was first exhibited publicly Fair Photography of Arles, in France.