Animal Intersections

The catalogue for Animal Intersections is available here, and the invitation below:-

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Mexico!

Delighted to have been curated into the Minding Animals Exhibition (title TBC), which will be held at the Museo de la Cancilleria, run by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Mexico City, January-February 2018.  I will be showing slink, 2014 and boobscapes, 2018.    Fingers crossed for some success with grants to get there and help out with installation (to be honest I’m not sure if someone else can install this yet) and be part of the opening events.   Very excited to be showing alongside Sue Coe (USA), Angela Singer (NZ), Yvette Watt (AUS), Catherine Clover (AUS) and other South American and international artists yet to be announced.

museo outside

SPOM – Sexual Politics of Meat Exhibition

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The Sexual Politics of Meat Exhibition is coming up soon at The Animal Museum.  The exhibition itself will run from 26 February till 30 April 2017.  I’ll be there for the install and opening weekend – and I’m thrilled at the line up of events – http://theanimalmuseum.com/events/spom-opening-weekend/

The Sexual Politics of Meat Exhibition: Opening Weekend Festivities

“How does someone become something?” – Fourteen contemporary women artists ask and explore this very question through a variety of media in The Sexual Politics of Meat, a landmark and thought-provoking exhibition presented by The Animal Museum and curated by Kathryn Eddy, Janell O’Rourke, and L.A. Watson.

EXHIBITION PROGRAMMING
Join us for an insightful weekend with the legendary Carol J. Adams, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat, Dr. Stephen F. Eisenman, and the exhibition curators and artists.

OPENING RECEPTION
With special guests: SPOM author Carol J. Adams, Dr. Stephen F. Eisenman (author, The Cry of Nature: Art and the Making of Animal Rights), Martin Rowe (Lantern Books), and the exhibition curators and artists. PLUS live jazz music from Stray Dog Song, wine, beer and vegan bites.

SUNDAY COLLOQUIUM:
2 to 3:30 PM
“The history of the sexual politics of meat slide show: working with ARTISTS, liberating ideas and oppressive images” presented by Carol J. Adams, followed by a Q&A

The Slide Show provides an ecofeminist analysis of the interconnected oppressions of sexism, racism, and speciesism by exploring the way popular culture draws on dominant Western philosophical viewpoints regarding race, gender, and species. It identifies how meat has been a valued masculine-identified protein source and the ways that assumptions about meat eating reinforce a gender binary. It proposes that many meat advertisements are conduits for hate-speech against women and also that they offer ways to encode “whiteness” without being explicit.

4 to 5:00 PM
“Women, Animals, and Art” Panel Discussion
A rousing discussion with Carol J. Adams, the curators, and artists that address the theories found within the book. Panel moderator: Dr. Stephen Eisenman, author of The Cry of Nature: Art and the Making of Animal Rights

Udders

First cast from the clay mould, the udders were too small for the ceiling.  Working on human scale is a disorienting phenomena and appears too small and delicate.  These seem to want excess and multiplicity – but I’ll work with and against that.   This piece worked better on the wall.  Some initial fiddling with milk ‘strings’ some stained with a red hue, some spilling across the floor.

Creaturely Feelings Catalogue

Here’s a link to the Creaturely Feelings exhibition catalogue which accompanied the exhibition at the Dax Gallery in July 2015.  The exhibition was curated by Dr Caroline Wallace for the Animal Publics: Emotion, Empathy and Activism conference.  I exhibited a number of fleshlumps (creatures).

Download: Creaturely Feelings catalogue

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Flesh Lumps, Installation, Photo: Kerry Leonard