Unruly Creatures: The Art and Politics of the Animal

 

 

Event Date 14 June 2011
Flett Lecture Theatre
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road (Exhibition Rd Entrance)
London SW7 5BD

 

Unruly Creatures: The Art and Politics of the Animal

The London Graduate School is holding a one-day conference at the Natural History Museum on June 14 2011 entitled ‘Unruly Creatures: The Art and Politics of the Animal’. Its purpose is to analyse and discuss the numerous ways in which animals have been used in contemporary art and the humanities, the political and philosophical implications of this use, and, especially, the manner in which animals have also resisted such employment. With examples taken from philosophy, fine art, and recent films by Phillip Warnell and Vinciane Despret, we will examine whether there is an art, politics, and thinking that is peculiarly ‘animal’.

Programme

Welcome by Professor Phil Rainbow (Acting Director of Science, NHM).

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Introduction to the conference by Professor John Mullarkey (Kingston)

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Cary Wolfe (Rice University) - Biopolitics, Biopower, and the (Non-Human) Animal Body
(AUDIO HERE)

Respondent: Wahida Khandker (Manchester Metropolitan University)
(AUDIO HERE)

Vinciane Despret (l’Université de Liège/l’Université Libre de Bruxelles) -
Experimenting with Politics and Happiness — through Sheep, Cows and Pigs
(AUDIO HERE)

Respondent: Katerina Kolozova (Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, Macedonia)
(AUDIO HERE)

Steve Baker (University of Central Lancashire) – Dislocations in Contemporary Animal Art
(AUDIO HERE) This entry is restricted. For access please email Professor John Mullarkey


Respondent: Robert McKay (University of Sheffield) (AUDIO HERE)

Phillip Warnell (Kingston University) – Projections of Animality (AUDIO HERE)

Respondent: Stella Baraklianou (University of Portsmouth) (AUDIO HERE)

 

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