Animal Lover is an 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 research projects, Bird Park Survival Station and Wild Empathy, investigate local, interspecies 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.
July 4, 2019: Wild Empathy receives a SSHRC Individual Connection Grant to support an emergent collaboration between the existing Wild Empathy team and Science World BC.
(upcoming article) Andreyev, Julie. “Salmon People.” Collaborating with Nature: Public Art & the Environment, PAD Public Art Dialogue Journal, fall 2019. Routledge at Taylor & Francis.
July 1, 2019: The Tom + Sugi Blog has been upgraded to the Tom + Sugi Climate Emergency Blog.
June 9, 2019: The Bird Park has been upgraded to the Bird Park Survival Station.
June 9, paper presentation: “Crows and Stones” at the Art in the Anthropocene International conference in Trinity College Dublin, 7-9 June 2019.
contact: julie @ animallover.ca