Some commentators have gone so far as to suggest that a feature as fundamental as the faculty of language owes its origin to the fact that dogs have through their smell and hearing taken over the task of alarm-signalling thus liberating the human brain, throat and brain for speech. – Donna Haraway –– excerpt from Companion Species Manifesto
Alexane Sanchez & Walter (BE)
Starting from this seductive and dubious hypothesis, I thought over an encounter with Walter by means of symbolic objects (sometimes organic, sometimes industrial) derived from human language that the wolf>dog would have facilitated. My objective was to attempt an “other” and poetic dialogue with the wolf’s descendant.
Maison Amazone, Brussels
Also available online.
As part of the 1+1 Inter-species theoretical meeting day on 10/07/21.
Photo: Olivier Pé – with thanks to: Marie, Gracien & Walter, Jacques di Piazza and Iris Mardaga, stream smartfilmers,
In partnership with Amazone as well as with Lucille Calmel as part of her research l’animal que donc je suis (performance art with-by-for animals); in collaboration with ESA Le 75, ENSAV La Cambre, ESA ERG. With the support of the Fond de la recherche en art––fond national de recherche scientifique.