Animal Lover is a body of work by artist Julie Andreyev that converge on questions and critiques addressing contemporary relationships between humans and other animals. The projects use interspecies collaborative modes to reveal the expressive, emotive, communicative intentionality of other animals. The Animal Lover projects contribute towards an ethics of compassion and regard for other animals and our shared ecologies.
The Animal Lover projects are produced using ethical modes, paying attention to the other in the process of making. In projects that are collaborations with companion dogs Tom and Sugi respect, fun and challenge are employed in the process. The dogs participate directly in the research and content creation of the work by suggesting ideas for projects and by determining the content for production. Aleatoric and improvisational methods are used that provide for chance, open-ended expectation, surprise and learning.
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.