Animal Lover is an art practice by Julie Andreyev and collaborative others that investigates creativity with more-than-human beings—dogs, bees, crows, fishes, trees, and forest communities. Projects rely on interspecies participation to explore seeing, listening, and feeling for ecological and compassionate potential. Some projects are made with canine companion/collaborators Tom and Sugi who suggest ideas and produce content. At the core of the Animal Lover processes are care-ethics practiced in each encounter, and in how the participating beings are represented in the projects.
Andreyev is a Joseph Armand Bombardier Scholar completing her PhD at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Her dissertation is an interdisciplinary investigation into an expansion of ethics for more-than-human beings, examined through interspecies relational creativity in art processes. This research is supported by a Doctoral Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
contact: julie @ julieandreyev.com