Burning Ice #6
When Animals Look Back
Animals. We breed them, shoot them, eat them, exhibit them, keep them as a friend, worship them, make them extinct, try to save them, etc. Whatever the relationship, the dominant idea is that man is a superior species. However, increasingly it appears that we have abused our position as ‘top species’. The question regarding proper ‘interspecies relations’ is being asked more and more emphatically, also by artists. What can we learn if we really try to listen to, collaborate with or put ourselves in the animals’ place? And how can we use these insights, to our benefit too, to build a more acceptable and sustainable future?
The sixth Burning Ice is devoted to this ‘interspecies communication’.