Animal Lover is a body of new media work by artist Julie Andreyev that investigates expression, communication and intentionality of nonhuman animals. The projects combine interspecies participatory and collaborative modes with ethics of care.
Some Animal Lover projects are made with companion dogs Tom and Sugi who suggest ideas, and determine the material and content for the productions. In these collaborations, fun and respectful challenges are employed in the process. Improvisation, something the dogs are particularly good at, provides surprise and learning for Andreyev.
contact: julie @ julieandreyev.com
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.