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Den of Wolves

Video Art
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Jonathan Monaghan
Release Year
United States
Den of Wolves is a seamlessly-looping video installation drawing on a range of references to weave a new multi-layered mythology. The work follows three bizarre wolves through a series of increasingly surreal retail stores as they search for the regalia of a monarch. Composed of one continuous camera shot, the work is an immersive, dreamlike journey drawing connections between popular culture, institutional authority and technological over-dependence.



Jonathan Monaghan is an artist working across a range of media, including prints, sculptures and computer-animated videos, to produce otherworldly objects and narratives. Drawing on wide-ranging sources such as historical artworks and science fiction, his fantastical pieces uncover subconscious anxieties associated with technology and consumerism. Past exhibitions include The Sundance Film Festival, The Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, and The Palais de Tokyo in Paris. His work has been featured in several media outlets including The New York Times and Vogue.