we , animals 6 – transference 2015

ZOO/Research, Art Projects


27. August 2015

In the sixth part of the series “we , animals” a number of young artists
explore the processes of mutual transference that take place during
encounters between humans and animals. They uncover perfect spaces
and ideal bodies, use medial artefacts and derivatives of taxonomies and
they tell of projected expectations and adopted behaviour. The question of
transference is not considered to be one-sided: Not only do humans transfer
wishes and expectations onto animals, on the contrary the different works
raise the question of animal expectations of us. This results in intimate
moments that describe and negotiate everyday situations in the instant of a
reaction. Artificially produced expectations give way to curiosity about the
animal counterpart.
14 works and performances that deal with the wishes, constraints and
inclinations inherent in relationships between human and non-human
protagonists will be presented in the exhibition space. The works were
developed in the Transmedial Space at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne,
supervised by Profs. Hörner/Antlfinger and Thomas Hawranke and will be on
show to the public for the first time.

funded by Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln


  • we , animals 7 – transference >> 18.– 28. Juni 2015 Meinblau Projektraum Berlin, kuratiert von Anne Hölck. Mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln.

  • we , animals 7 – transference >> MAN OF DOG (2015) Reut Shemesh, Hella Immler and Dounia Tinelli, Performance

  • we , animals 7 – transference >> Schwärmen (2015) Yvonne Klasen Sound Installation und Text

  • we , animals 7 – transference >> Caracaballo (2015) Nieves de la Fuente Gutiérrez

  • we , animals 7 – transference >> Tales of a Parrot, Rereading the Tooti Nameh (2015) Hörner/Antlfinger // Animal Companion (2015) Performance Hana Lee Erdman

  • we , animals 7 – transference >> Die Gesänge des Maldoror (2011-2015) Nina Reble

  • we , animals 7 – transference >> Tiger Phase (2015) Thomas Hawranke