Corey McCorkle’s artworks engage with the cryptic and fantastical aspects of nature, philosophy, and craft. McCorkle uses photography and film to document modern ruins, alternative communities, and magical beliefs, while also making his own enigmatic objects and spatial interventions. McCorkle's video work Bestiaire (2007) will be on view November 20–December 9, 2012 as part of the Video Salon for the exhibition Inside Out and From the Ground Up. Bestiaire shows the still, melancholic spaces of a half-completed, now abandoned zoo on the outskirts Istanbul, Turkey. McCorkle composed the video from lingering still shots and slow zooms, alternating between overgrown landscapes and decaying architecture. The sound of howling dogs and a broadcast call to prayer give the scenes a strange, melancholy tone. The title, Bestiaire (“bestiary”), a collection of moralizing tales based upon real or fabled animals, hints at an underlying allegory. The zoo, built to contain and control animals, now lays in ruins, returned to the untamed.