Falling asleep with a pig

Snæbjörnsdóttir, Bryndís, Wilson, Mark and O’Reilly, Kira (2017) Falling asleep with a pig. In: Aloi, Giovanni, (ed.) Antennae 10: a decade of art and the non-human: 07-17. Giovanni Aloi, Chicago, IL, US. Item availability may be restricted.

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Abstract

Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson interview the performance artist Kira O’Reilly (interview took place in 2009).

At some point the pig and artist will fall asleep. The work addresses the ethics of human and animal interaction, acknowledging the implicit ambivalences and violence in the appropriation of animals as a resource. Kira and Deliah carried out the performance at Interspecies in Manchester earlier in the year (2009) and now undertake the work for a longer period in London. Artis duo Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, interviewed Kira on Inthewrongplaceness and Falling Asleep With a Pig. Questions by Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson.

Book abstract: Since 2007, Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture has been the international reference point of the non-human turn in the visual arts. This volume gathers the richest interviews and the most thought-provoking essays featured over its forty installments thus far published - it captures the first ten years of a truly historic moment in contemporary art and philosophical thinking. The non-human turn, which has so pronouncedly characterized the cultural discourses of the new millennium, is most definitely going to shape the course of our troubled future with the planet. Featuring the voices and work of some of the most influential artists and scholars involved in the subject of the non-human and visual cultures, this collection is an unorthodox reference point, a verbatim account of the main ideas and movements, and an archive of original documents indispensable to tracing the intersections and origins of anthropogenic discourses.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Giovanni Aloi
ISBN: 9789198385601
Departments: Fine and Applied Arts
Additional Information: Originally published in Antennae issue 13 summer 2010 pp.38-48: http://www.antennae.org.uk/back-issues-2010/4583475279
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2018 17:10
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 08:09
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4255

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