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Animal Mirror, by Eduardo Hurtado & Pablo Capitan
29 Nov 2017 - 23 Dec 2017|
SCAN Project Room|
Animal Mirror is a contemporary art project curated by Jesus Alcaide, bringing together the work of Eduardo Hurtado and Pablo Capitan del Rio in a dialogue through performance, drawing and sculpture around Animality.
Recently, in areas ranging from philosophy to anthropology through linguistics, history and literary studies, many agents have been responsible for configuring an animal turn that redefines and reorders the flow of thought in around animality. This enquiry “questions on the one hand the existence of a single and immobile dividing line between the territory of the human and the animal; and, on the other hand, of the idea of symmetry between both terms; two issues intimately linked to each other and crucial for the construction of a metaphorical relationship”(Yelin, Julieta, The Animal Turn, 2011).
Beyond the differentiation of notions about the human and the animal, this turn focuses on those notions that put them in contact. That is to say, symbologies that allow us to think of ourselves as two sides of the same coin, a reflection in the mirror.