Video, 4’03", 2014

Three imperial lion statues from different historical periods and regions are animated to play with small balls like little kittens.
The first lion sculpture comes from Iraq, the second from the forbidden city of Beijing and the last, made of white marble, from Florence. The lions were animated based on the movements of some of the most popular cat videos on the Internet, such as “Oskar the blind kitten” (8 million views). A soundtrack was made for the video, mixing guitar riffs with the famous blues song Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground, by Blind William Johnson.