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Socially Engaged Art Practice and Shared Human-Animal Spaces

Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir

  • Professor in Fine Art, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Mark Wilson

  • Reader in Fine Art, University of Cumbria, UK
  • Ph.D. (in Published Work) Candidate, University of Lancaster, UK

Please join us in examining the flawed and inconsistent foundations of human-animal relationships through the methodologies of art practice, and ask how acknowledging and accepting “uncertainty” enables a constructive reappraisal of ecologies that does not position humans as the most significant species. Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson will discuss art projects that bring to light present-day human and animal connections.

Snæbjörnsdóttir and Wilson’s socially engaged projects explore the effects of anthropocentrism and contemporary relationships between human and non-human animals in the contexts of history, culture, and the environment. Their research-based projects use multiple media types including installations, photography, sculpture, and audio.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
(breakfast will be provided)