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Wolves are investing there energy very economical, only hunting for the old, the weak and the ill. When humans started to domesticate them some 30.000 years ago, the new breed later called dog evolved from this coalition by becoming the ultimate wolves: not having to invest any energy anymore on hunting and food they could spare everything for the relationship with their new companion species, the humans. Maja Smrekar would have elaborated on this surprising proposition, hadn't she encountered a person for this dialogue, another artist, who was interested in completely different things. So they talk instead about a film project in which a dog would be the central symbol and character, a police dog that died during the terrorist raid in St. Denis, the 6th species extinction, and the humans as an invasive species on the verge of extinction.

experts

  • Maja Smrekar
  • Lord Byron

date

21/11/2015

location

Musée de l’Homme, Paris

Maja Smrekar is an intermedia artist who lives and works between Ljubljana and Berlin. Her main interests are the phenomenology of perception and the concept of life. Maja Smrekar has been collaborating with Lord Byron have on a series of artistic projects entitled K-9-Topology since 2013.

— INQUIRY: On becoming earthlings
) — PRODUCTION: Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge No. 18
— EVENT: On becoming earthlings: dialogues and exercises in shrinking and expanding the human
More information: Personal website

is a Blue Merle Scottish Border Collie. He has passed an exam A in basic commands and companion dog training, an advanced obedience exam B-BH, and several exams (RO I, RO II, RO III) in a sport called "Rally Obedience". Lord Byron has been collaborating with Maja Smrekarhave on a series of artistic projects entitled K-9-Topology since 2013.

— INQUIRY: On becoming earthlings
) — PRODUCTION: Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge No. 18
— EVENT: On becoming earthlings: dialogues and exercises in shrinking and expanding the human

Maja Smrekar is an intermedia artist who lives and works between Ljubljana and Berlin. Her main interests are the phenomenology of perception and the concept of life. Maja Smrekar has been collaborating with Lord Byron have on a series of artistic projects entitled K-9-Topology since 2013.

— INQUIRY: On becoming earthlings
) — PRODUCTION: Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge No. 18
— EVENT: On becoming earthlings: dialogues and exercises in shrinking and expanding the human
More information: Personal website

is a Blue Merle Scottish Border Collie. He has passed an exam A in basic commands and companion dog training, an advanced obedience exam B-BH, and several exams (RO I, RO II, RO III) in a sport called "Rally Obedience". Lord Byron has been collaborating with Maja Smrekarhave on a series of artistic projects entitled K-9-Topology since 2013.

— INQUIRY: On becoming earthlings
) — PRODUCTION: Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge No. 18
— EVENT: On becoming earthlings: dialogues and exercises in shrinking and expanding the human

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