Animal Lover is an art practice by Julie Andreyev that investigates communication, expression, and creativity of nonhuman beings. The projects combine interspecies participation and collaboration with ethics of care.
Some projects are made with companion dogs Tom and Sugi who suggest ideas, and materialize the content. In these collaborations, fun and respectful challenges are processed. Improvisation—something the dogs are particularly good at—provides surprise and learning for Andreyev. Projects carried out with other species invert forms of domination, unfreedom and exploitation by exploring seeing, listening, and responding for its relational potential.
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.