Vanishing Point: Where Species Meet

Snaebjornsdottir, Bryndis and Wilson, Mark (2011) Vanishing Point: Where Species Meet. In: The Animal Gaze Returned, 27th-28th October 2011, London Metropolitan University. Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: http://www.animalgaze.org/Symposium.html

Abstract

Vanishing Point: Where Species Meet is the title of Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson’s most recent artwork, which will feature in the exhibition The Animal Gaze Returned. 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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Journal or Publication Title: n/a
Related URL(s):
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of the Arts
Pre 2016 Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 10:20
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:09
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1259

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item