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Vanishing Point: Where Species Meet

Författare och institution:
Bryndis Snæbjørnsdóttir (Konsthögskolan Valand); Mark Wilson (-)
Publicerad i:
Artistic Seminar, 8th December 2011, Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Art, Gothenburg University,,
Konferensbidrag, övrigt
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Abstract: Vanishing Point: Where Species Meet Vanishing Point: Where Species Meet is the title of Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson’s most recent artwork, which was part of the Gothenburg Biennial 2011. The title, which references Donna Haraway’s book When Species Meet, pinpoints significant ambiguities in meetings between human and animal. The focus of this artwork is the attempt by the artist to share a meal with members of another species, namely seagulls, on camera. The three-screen video work sets out the conditions for a meeting but does not fetishize or document the act of species coming together. The talk will explore the thinking behind this artwork and the processes of its making. It will question the ambition of recording an equal meeting between human and animal, at least on camera and in the context of contemporary art, whilst avoiding either being sensationalist or prompting readings of domestication. It proposes that despite the impossibility of a visual exposition of this meeting, a meeting has nevertheless occurred which as a consequence, provides the basis for considering the nature and the possibilities of such a connection.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Historia och arkeologi
Konst ->
Konst ->
Annan humaniora ->
animal studies, artistic research, conceptual art, contemporary art, contextual art, fine art research, installation art, photography, post-humanism, relational art, Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, site-specific art, taxidermy.
Ytterligare information:
the conference/seminar was in dialogue with Marsha Meskimmon and organized by Fredrik Svensk
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Posten skapad:
2012-01-07 20:07

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