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The dancer and performer Krõõt Juurak has been closely looking at cats and dogs for quite a long time. She considers the cat she had when she was little as one of her most influential teachers. She says that as a performer, she has felt closer to household pets like cats and dogs than to many people of other, different professions. Therefore, she proposes to classify living beings not in terms of species but in terms of fields of labour. Cats and dogs are constantly working to get some attention and to please the humans – they are engaged in different forms of immaterial labour, according to Juurak's understanding, very comparable to her work as an artistic performer. In her latest, on-going project, she decided to turn things around and do performances for her "colleagues from another species". In this intense dialogue she shows some material and talks about her experiences with pet performances, touching many aspects of human-pet-relations from a consequently de-human-centered point of view.

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  • Krõõt Juurak

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21/11/2015

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Musée de l’Homme, Paris

est artiste et performeuses à destination des humains et des animaux. En 2008, elle a lancé « Autodomestication », un projet de recherche sur le travail immatériel de différentes espèces et les conditions de travail des animaux domestiques et autres travailleurs immatériels.

— ENQUÊTE : Devenir terriens
— PRODUCTION : Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge No. 18
— ÉVÉNEMENT : Devenir terriens : dialogues et exercices pour rétrécir et étendre l’humain
Plus d'informations : Site personnel

est artiste et performeuses à destination des humains et des animaux. En 2008, elle a lancé « Autodomestication », un projet de recherche sur le travail immatériel de différentes espèces et les conditions de travail des animaux domestiques et autres travailleurs immatériels.

— ENQUÊTE : Devenir terriens
— PRODUCTION : Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge No. 18
— ÉVÉNEMENT : Devenir terriens : dialogues et exercices pour rétrécir et étendre l’humain
Plus d'informations : Site personnel

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