Fangirl moment: these two pictures are truly amazing and continue to delight me – on the left Professor Lori Gruen author of Entangled Empathy, sits beneath and also discusses boobscape for a video on Animaladies, Sydney, 2016. On the Right: Carol Adams (author of The Sexual Politics of Meat) and myself standing under a second much larger iteration of boobscape, installed as part of SPOM: Sexual Politics of Meat Exhibition, The Animal Museum 2017. Of course Gruen and Adams together also edited the incredible ‘Ecofeminism’, and have written many other influential and important texts. I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to meet these women – I have to pinch myself!
A/Professor Annie Potts has just reviewed The Art of the Animal for Antennae: Journal of Nature in Visual Culture. Of my work she says – “The eeriest and and arguably most provocative artworks in this book appear in Melbourne-based Lynn Mowson’s essay “Beautiful Little Dead Things.”” [sic] and “Slink resembles human-animal hybrid carcasses, drained of blood to a shade of yellow decay: strung up, the sculptures look like the grotesque bodies found hanging in slaughterhouses or meat lockers. Through these stunning works Mowson succeeds in highlighting the tension between presence and absence, human and animal, reality and fiction”.
The review can be read online here.
The exhibition that accompanies the book The Art of the Animal will be hosted at new premises of The Animal Museum, LA between February 24 – April 30th 2017. Carol Adams will be joining us for the opening on the Friday night, and there will be a weekend of artist’s panels and talks. More news to follow.