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 (BE)
Starting from this seductive and dubious hypothesis, I thought over an encounter with Fen 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
As part of the 1+1 Inter-species theoretical meeting day on 10/07/21.
Photo: Olivier Pé – with thanks to: Charlotte Olivier & Fen.
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.