Projects > Bedroom Bestiary, 2022
Bedroom Bestiary is a video and installation commissioned by The Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, CT as part Sherwood's survey exhibition, "Animal Appetites and Other Encounters in Wildness" in 2022. Filmed over the course of three months, it consists of a set built to resemble the historic "artists bedroom" in the Griswold house . The set, which was sited adjacent to the museum property, was filled each night with platters of elaborately presented "confections of meat, fruits and vegetables" that would be eaten by wild animals such as raccoons, possums, squirrels, birds and mice. The encounters were filmed with infrared night-vision video cameras placed in and around the set. An excerpt of the final video can be viewed here or below.