The works were exhibited at the group exhibition The Answer is Within You. Substitut, Berlin, 2010. Curator: Urs Küenzi
On July 12 of 2008, an unidentified creature was washed up on the shores of Montauk, New York. The three women who reported the event, claimed that the creature had decomposed shortly after they found it. The few remains that were left of it are two photographs that were published in the media.
The event stirred a tidal reaction wave and the media quickly nicknamed the creature “The Montauk Monster”. One speculation was it had escaped the Animal Disease Center in Plum Island, a secluded top secret government facility, located on a small island known as “Monster Island”. The facility, which was previously used as a military base, was transferred to the United States Department of Agriculture in 1945 and focused on research and diagnosis of foreign animal disease. In 2003 the management of the site was handed over to the US department of Homeland Security and since then it houses a Bioterrorism defense program.