Liz Arnold, Day Tripper 1997
Liz Arnold, Day Tripper 1997

Close Encounters of the Animal Kind – Part 1

Close Encounters of the Animal Kind – Part 2

Close Encounters of the Animal Kind – Part 3

This interdisciplinary conference explores the contemporary processes of subject formation through encounters with non-human ‘otherness’. Though the focus of the conference will be on animals, the becoming-animal, the emphasis will be placed on art practices and on vital politics. The leading question is: what kind of interfaces, encounters, and practices might emerge from the human-animal assemblage?

The morning session keynote speaker is Rosi Braidotti. Other speakers include Jackie Stacey, Claire Colebrook, and Patricia MacCormack. Linda Williams will give a keynote in the afternoon, followed by an artist’s panel, including Jaki Irvine, Monika Oechsler and Mo Throp.

Organised by the Subjectivity and Feminisms research group at Chelsea College of Art and Design.