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What's easier to train, a cat or a human?

What's easier to train, a cat or a human?


Rosie Benn, 2020 

Lecture-Performance, Artist Research Book


The Lecture-Performance explores ethical paradoxes encountered when raising cats. A backyard garden ecosystem and cat food packaging are analyzed in relation to cultural and legal constructions of so-called animal and human interrelations. Props such as cat toys and training tools are used as cues to trigger stories about the micro-politics of everyday artefacts. Elements of strain and contradiction are embraced rather than hidden, when delving into this personal anecdote and interpretation of the current ecological and social crisis.  

Parallel to the Performace-Lecture; primary and secondary research, in the form of heterogeneous material manifested into a story of critical reflection and fantasy. Excerpts of the story as well as a bibliography for the project can be found via the following link

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