Proprioceptiveness, and Being Creatively with the Animal as Animal
The animal and being animal is a proposition and position that invites observational and critical debate. To observe the non-human animal is too often tense and politicised; to take on an understated what-it-is-to-be-animal is a sensitised and sensitive means to understand differing perspectives. Using diverse methods, processes and materials, and curious to a myriad of opening potentialities, they explore working as humans from an animal-centric perspective. They bring sensitivities to their handling of the animal as both artistic subject and collaborator, of behaving as animal, in order to observe and engage with empathy and openness to the unexpected, to animal insight and revelation. Iterative long-term projects in drawing and printmaking foreground proximity and proprioceptive, nearly devotional studio and caretaking practices centering on respiration and companionate movement before, within, and beyond, a global pandemic.
9-11 March 2023, Eastern Kentucky University.
|Keywords||art and animals; empathy; proprioceptive; artistic subject; artistic collaborator; interspecies ; animal-centric|
|Conference||Living with Animals|
|Web address (URL)||https://livingwithanimals.eku.edu|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||30 Dec 2022|
|Deposited||13 Feb 2023|
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