Why Listen to Animals?

I’m involved in this new Liquid Architecture project at West Space beginning soon.  Working collaboratively with Bruce to respond to this question.

LA2016: Why Listen To Animals?
The possibilities of meaning when we listen to animals and they listen to us.

THU 29 Sep – SAT 22 Oct 2016
West Space
Level 1/225 Bourke St, Melbourne

Artists: Bunna Lawrie, Cecilia Vicuña, Camila Marambio, Bryan Phillips, Kim Satchell, Honey Anthony Magen, Mel Deerson with Georgina Criddle, Rob Thorne, Eric Avery, Tamsen Hopkinson and Julia McFarlane and Max Kohane, Will Foster and Sabrina D’Angelo, Undine Sellbach, Tessa Laird, Lynn V Mowson and Bruce Mowson, Catherine Clover and Peter Knight, Sally Ann McIntyre, RMIT sound students.

This experimental project by Liquid Architecture reframes English writer and artist John Berger’s classic 1980 essay ‘Why Look at Animals?’ through the prism of sound and listening. We gather together artists, musicians, scientists and historians to investigate human-animal sound via the dynamics of power, knowledge and value in the pursuit of a new question: ‘Why Listen to Animals?’