Can I get a Cuddle?
Location: Het Huis Theatre Hall
HET HUIS THEATRE HALL • €8/€7
Artist Melanie Bonajo has collected thousands of online animal pictures over a period of 10 years. In this presentation she will take you along on a survey of the wide array of amateur and scientific depictions of animals. Can the access to countless animal pictures on the internet modify our bias that only humans possess self-awareness, language, culture, land and customs?
Melanie Bonajo― Speaker
In her work, Melanie Bonajo examines the paradoxes inherent to ideas of comfort with a strong sense for community, equality, and body-politics. Through her videos, performances, photographs and installations, she studies subjects related to how technological advances and commodity-based pleasures increase feelings of alienation, removing a sense of belonging in an individual. Captivated by concepts of the divine, Bonajo explores the spiritual emptiness of her generation, examines peoples’ shifting relationship with nature and tries to understand existential questions by reflecting on our domestic situation, ideas around classification, concepts of home, gender and attitudes towards value.
Ilga Minjon― Moderator
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