Thank you, Mouse!

This book gives thanks to a creature that has helped humanity like few others: the laboratory mouse. Using photographic art, Heidi & Hans-Jürgen Koch create a monument to these little heroes.

Heidi & Hans-Jürgen Koch

24 × 30 cm
96 pages, 52 photos
English, German
Hardcover,  bound in linen, „French Fold“-jacket
ISBN 978-3-903101-18-0
March 2020

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  • Heidi & Hans-Jürgen Koch

    Heidi Hans-Jürgen Koch started out on their joint expedition into the world of photography some 25 years ago. Heidi, the [...] more

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Laboratory mice make us a gift of their lives. For our lives. The mouse was the second living organism after humans whose genome was sequenced completely. As we resemble each other so closely, mice are now our stand-ins at the forefront of research. Every day, in the world’s laboratories, legions of mice are produced and used as an anonymous mass of animal matter. Can this be morally justified – or could it even be an ethic necessity? The knowledge gained for humans is certainly immense and often vital. Heidi & Hans-Jürgen Koch create a monument to these little heroes and return to them their individuality and personality. In their artistic approach their photographs of these ‘human mice’ are imbued with a universal significance. They reflect nothing less but the dignity of living creatures and our respect for them.

Exhibitions
Exhibition: „Danke, Maus!“
8 March – 13 September 2020
Wilhelm-Fabry-Museum
Benrather Str. 32a
40721 Hilden, Germany

1 October 2020 – 31 January 2021
Exhibition opening: 30 September 2020
Museum Schloss Bad Pyrmont
Schloßstraße 13
31812 Bad Pyrmont, Germany

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Laboratory mice make us a gift of their lives. For our lives. The mouse was the second living organism after humans whose genome was sequenced completely. As we resemble each other so closely, mice are now our stand-ins at the forefront of research. Every day, in the world’s laboratories, legions of mice are produced and used as an anonymous mass of animal matter. Can this be morally justified – or could it even be an ethic necessity? The knowledge gained for humans is certainly immense and often vital. Heidi & Hans-Jürgen Koch create a monument to these little heroes and return to them their individuality and personality. In their artistic approach their photographs of these ‘human mice’ are imbued with a universal significance. They reflect nothing less but the dignity of living creatures and our respect for them.

Exhibitions
Exhibition: „Danke, Maus!“
8 March – 13 September 2020
Wilhelm-Fabry-Museum
Benrather Str. 32a
40721 Hilden, Germany

1 October 2020 – 31 January 2021
Exhibition opening: 30 September 2020
Museum Schloss Bad Pyrmont
Schloßstraße 13
31812 Bad Pyrmont, Germany

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Weight3 kg / 6.61 lbs
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