The work depicts a photograph taken by a thermal imaging camera. The subject is a close-up of a cat’s head. The familiar appearance of a cat is shifted into a different spectrum of light. This shift questions our viewing habits as humans and represents an extension of our perceived unambiguous reality.
Some animal species, such as vipers have the ability to perceive parts of the infrared spectrum in order to hunt at night. Humans do not possess this ability and have developed devices to compensate for this incapacity. Does the title predator 2 refer to the cat, or is the cat being observed by another predator?