A lioness is on the loose in Berlin, and the city comes to a standstill. Helicopters search for the dangerous lioness. In the end, the lioness is actually a wild pig. Misreading of the images. Fascination for the animals, and at the same time distance.
When instagram’s algorithm doesn’t know what to give the consumer, the feed fills up with cat videos. Cats were already superstars in ancient Egypt and on YouTube. Along with cats, there are dogs. As an ornament, as a family member, or as a worker.
The Aztecs used them as a blanket on cold nights… dogs, with so many other functions in history… dolphins are called the dogs of the ocean. Because of their personality, intelligence, and philanthropy. Pilot whales are actually giant dolphins, migrating around the Atlantic in search of their existence. They migrate like people migrate…the whales go down to a depth of 600 m to hunt squids.
Cephalopods are the most intelligent invertebrates. They are social beings, which even, if they are alone, form shoals with fish. After knowing this, we never ate pasta with Nero again.
“On animals” part 1. An exhibition about animals. Animals in art, specific bodies of representation of our emotions, at the same time fields of political reflection, of our negotiations with the non-human, and of the images produced at the limits of our physical vision, which does not allow us to see the phantasmagorias of insects, as well as the limits of our knowledge of the world.