Animal Lover is an interspecies art practice by Julie Andreyev and collaborative others that explores more-than-human ways of knowing to develop kinships with local lifeforms and ecologies. Care-ethics are practiced in each encounter and the outcomes are forms of new media, sound art, performance and relational art.
Current projects, Bird Park Survival Station and Wild Empathy, use creative tactics to address the climate emergency, wildlife extinction and habitat loss. The Tom + Sugi Climate Emergency Blog is a writing project, with canine collaborators Tom and Sugi, telling story about the creative goings-on in the region.
“Throughout these interspecies collaborations, Andreyev explores how other beings communicate and behave in more ways than we, humans, may recognize, and believes this affords us an ethical position of humility from which to relate to animals and more-than-human life forms.” —Penny Leong, “Other Beings, Julie Andreyev.” Espace 121 Animal Point of View, hiver/winter 2019, Montreal.
Dec 29, 2019: interview about Wild Empathy exhibition at Science World, with Matthew Parsons, North by Northwest, CBC radio.
Dec 2019: “Salmon People” included in Edwards, Rhys, Alison Rajah (Eds.). art after dark: 10 years of UrbanScreen. Surrey: Surrey Art Gallery, 2019.
Dec 4, 2019: new publication:
Andreyev, Julie. “Salmon People.” Public Art Dialogue Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2019, 141-163. https://doi.org/10.1080/21502552.2019.1644113
contact: julie @ animallover.ca