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THE JOURNAL OF NATURE IN VISUAL CULTURE

 

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GARRY MARVIN

 

 

Social anthropologist Garry Marvin and literary theorist Susan McHugh are Human-Animal Studies veterans. Their respective as well as collaborative contribution to the field has laid solid foundations for the discussion of important and difficult paradigms such as hunting and domestication. In this interview they consider the practical and ethical chal-lenges involved in pioneering original ideas amidst the rapid expansion of this innovative field of studies.  more>>

Claire (Molloy) Parkinson’s research has much contributed to the discussion of animal representation in the media. How do mainstream film, television, advertising, video games and newspapers engage with topics such as vivisection, hunting, animal perfor-mance, farming, meat eating and animal control? In this interview, she discusses environmental issues and media representation with Professor of Film and Television, Sean Cubitt whose research on the history of media technology, media art history, and the relationship between environmental and post-colonial criticism constitutes an essential tool for the analysis of recent anthropogenic imagery. more>>

This is it—ten years exactly to the day—the first issue of Antennae was published on the 21st of March 2007. This important anniversary is marked by the publication of the second installment of the interview issue featuring another impressive line-up of key artists and scholars who continue to make ground-breaking work posing important questions whilst mapping new multidisciplinary territories.

 

The first ten years of Antennae have been proudly marked by an innovative accessibility. We wanted to be free in the economic sense and free in the conceptual too. We have staunchly resisted the vacuous, imperscrutable, pretentious treatment of the non-human in which living beings are reduced to tokens performing intellectual acrobatics designed to impress a scholarly elite. Publishing interviews, artist portfolios, blog discussions, fiction, poetry, and essays, we have explored and confronted, never worrying about losing kudos. Contemporary art has the precious ability to complement, unhinge, problematize, and challenge philosophical concepts—the synergy between philosophy and art can constitute a powerful tool as long as it is put to work to achieve actual change. This was one of Antennae’s key proposals from the word go and it certainly has been a constant priority throughout these first ten years. Some might like it and some might not—there’s a major difference between dumbing down and accessibility, which unfortunately many academics have yet to discover. Despite it all, what matters to me are the appreciative emails reminding me of the difference this journal makes to the work of the many artists, students, scholars, curators and general readers who find in it valuable information, inspiration, and motivation for their practices. It’s with extreme gratitude that I thank Antennae’s Boards and all the fantastic contributors who have worked with me to make the journal the international reference point on nature in visual culture that it has become.

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SEAN CUBITT

Interviewed by Susan McHugh

 

 

Interviewed by Claire (Molly) Parkinson

English and cultural studies scholar Annie Potts and contemporary artist Yvette Watt share a sincere and dedicated professional interest in the role animals play in representation. Through a focus on activism they both pursue original and innovative strategies to make us look at animals from new perspectives in order to change power dynamics in human-animal relationships.   more>>

Interviewed by Annie Potts

Rod Bennison has practically singlehandedly provided the field of Human-Animal Studies with a substantial reference point—today, Minding Animals International (MAI) is an international and cross-disciplinary organiz-ation that works to further the development of animal studies and to help establish legal and moral protections for all non-human animals. In this interview, Bennison talks to political scientist and animal ethics expert Siobhan O’Sullivan about animal activism.  more >>

SIOBHAN O’SULLIVAN

Interviewed by Rod Bennison

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YVETTE WATT

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THE HARRISONS

Interviewed by Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson

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Toronto based curator and scholar Matthew Brower has written extensively about animal representation in photography and other media. In this interview he explores the representational specificities at play in Max Streicher’s inflatable installation art.  more>>

MAX STREICHER

Interviewed by Matthew Brower  

5. Sean Cubitt

 

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Bryndis Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson conduct their collaborative practice from bases in the north of England and Reykjavík, Iceland. With a strong research grounding, their socially engaged projects explore contemporary relationships between human and non-human animals in the contexts of history, culture and the environment. In this exclusive interview, they discuss urgent issues of ecocriticism and the arts with leading pioneer of eco-art Newton Harrison speaking on behalf of the partnership.

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6. Yvette Watt

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Interviewed by Jennifer Parker-Starbuck

For a long while, Jennifer Parker-Starbuck has been one of the most interesting voices on the international scene of performance and Human Animal Studies. Never shying away from challenging subjects involving experimental approaches to representation, Parker-Starbuck has raised important questions about the role non-human actants play on stage.  In this interview she addresses some of these issues through an interview with Korean, new media artist Doo-Sung Yoo whose work prods the boundaries between nature and technology, science and art, human and non-human.  more>>

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