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Pet Provocateur: Questioning Human/Non-Human Relationships in Visual Representations

By Linsen Settembrini

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Abstract

This thesis consists of two parts, one visual and the other textual. For the first section I have created a series of ostentatious paintings concerning the animal subject as a protagonist in our consumer culture. The result was a solo exhibition titled zooccoco by phat glitz, which illustrated animal protagonists in surreal environments packaged as a spectacle. In the written component I have three subsections that explore the ontology of the human and non-human polarities in my own paintings and the paintings of animalière Rosa Bonheur and contemporary practicing artist Maria Pishvanaova. The written part can be considered three essays that emerge from a political position of eco-feminism.

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Mason N McLary

HABRI Central

Date 2014
Publisher Bard College at Simon's Rock
Location of Publication Great Barrington, Massachusetts
URL http://digitalcommons.bard.edu/sr-theses/870/
Language English
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  1. Animal roles
  2. Animals
  3. Animals in culture
  4. Art
  5. Consumers
  6. Feminism
  7. Ontologies
  8. Pets and companion animals
  9. Physical environment
  10. Service animals
  11. Social Environments