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Animal Lover

Animal Lover is an art practice by Julie Andreyev and collaborative others that investigates more-than-human creativity through interspecies participatory methods. Care-ethics are practiced in each encounter, respecting the autonomy of wild and companion animals. The outcomes are new media, sound art, performance and relational art.

“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.

NEWS:

theremin performance: 2019 video documentation of An Interactive Art, Science, and Technology ( IAST.ca ), performance at the Living Things Festival ( livingthingsfestival.com ), featuring acclaimed Western Canadian musicians and artists. The performance showcases the diversity and trans-disciplinary nature of technologically-informed art. In this improvisation, I perform on my theremin. https://vimeo.com/335726103

local bird news: May 17, 2019: The crow couple lost their new-born baby a few weeks ago. I suspect the baby died due to health reasons, or was killed by a predator bird, such as raven, hawk or eagle. They had chosen a tree that failed to fill-in its leaves in time, and left the nest and baby exposed to predators. This week, they built a new nest in a fully-foliaged tree in the park across the street, the same tree as last year. But this time, they’ve built the nest further up the tree.

current research:
Wild Empathy” funded by a Gillespie Design Research Grant, Emily Carr University, 2018 and 2019, and SSHRC Institutional Exchange Grant. More information here.

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contact: julie @ animallover.ca

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