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Introduction: The Idiot, the Voyeur, and the Moralist

Steve Baker

in Artist Animal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680665
eISBN:
9781452948782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680665.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The Introduction discusses the widespread mistrust of contemporary art that deals with animals, and argues for the necessary connection of creativity and trust. Testing this to the limit by examining ... More


Art and Animal Rights: Sue Coe, Britta Jaschinski, and Angela Singer

Steve Baker

in Artist Animal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680665
eISBN:
9781452948782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680665.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Chapter 6 illustrates the considerable diversity of practice within apparent singleness of purpose for Sue Coe, Britta Jaschinski and Angela Singer, three artists with a shared commitment to animal ... More


“The Twisted Animals Have No Land beneath Them”

Steve Baker

in Artist Animal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680665
eISBN:
9781452948782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680665.003.0008
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Chapter 7 proposes three distinct exploratory perspectives on the ways animals figure in the works discussed in the preceding chapters, and in a few further examples. They concern questions of place, ... More


Almost Posthuman: Catherine Bell’s Handling of Squid

Steve Baker

in Artist Animal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680665
eISBN:
9781452948782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680665.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Chapter 5 presents an account of Catherine Bell’s performance with forty dead squid in order to unpack some difficult questions about control, improvisation, and the relation of intentions to ... More


Artist Animal

Steve Baker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680665
eISBN:
9781452948782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680665.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

The central question addressed in ARTIST|ANIMAL is simply this: what happens when artist and animal are brought into juxtaposition in the context of contemporary art? The book’s title deliberately ... More


Of the Unspoken: Mircea Cantor and Mary Britton Clouse

Steve Baker

in Artist Animal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680665
eISBN:
9781452948782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680665.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Chapter 4 uses the living peafowl in a Mircea Cantor installation to introduce questions about how art is or is not spoken about, and elaborates on those questions with reference to the work of Mary ... More


Cycles of Knowing and Not-Knowing: Lucy Kimbell, Rats, and Art

Steve Baker

in Artist Animal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680665
eISBN:
9781452948782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680665.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Chapter 2 examines the way in which Lucy Kimbell’s rat-themed performance lecture gradually shaped its own ethical agenda as it explored the “different kinds of knowledge, desire and disgust” ... More


Vivid New Ecologies: Catherine Chalmers and Eduardo Kac

Steve Baker

in Artist Animal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680665
eISBN:
9781452948782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680665.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Chapter 3 finds a degree of common ground between Catherine Chalmers’ photographic work with cockroaches and Eduardo Kac’s transgenic projects, in terms of how these to artists position and pace ... More


An Openness to Life: Olly and Suzi in the Antarctic

Steve Baker

in Artist Animal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680665
eISBN:
9781452948782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680665.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Turning to examples with a more immediate concern for animal life, Chapter 1 explores the relation of spontaneity and reflection in Olly and Suzi’s environmental art practice, and the manner in which ... More


Afterword On the Status of Ghosts

Jean M. Langford

in Consoling Ghosts: Stories of Medicine and Mourning from Southeast Asians in Exile

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687176
eISBN:
9781452948751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687176.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

I outline the implications of a literality of ghosts for mourning, ethics, and ongoing relations with the dead. I reiterate the limitations of biopolitical and psychoanalytic theory (in some of its ... More


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