the creatures of sunlight, human beings gather almost 80% of information on
outside world by eyesight, so under the cover of darkness they generally feel
powerless, scared and disoriented.
In contrast to humans, numerous animals not only
cope quite well during the night, but it is in fact the period when they are
dominant due to the extraordinary development of their other senses, primarily
hearing and smell, or ability to move with help of echolocation. Some of them
are undisputable masters of the night.
Life cloaked in darkness, only anticipated by
humans from sporadic strange and unknown, sometimes even scary, sounds and
noises coming from the nearby forest, scrub and riverbank, as well as from
barns, attics and cellars, led to appearance of a whole array of folk beliefs,
myths and legends pertaining to nocturnal animals.The exhibition “From dusk to
dawn” reveals the reason why the previously diurnal animals have chosen the
secret nocturnal life during their evolution, leading to rise in their special abilities.
Author: Marko Raković,
Editor: Olja Vasić