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As part of a research project on the socio-political consequences of cyclone Xinthia that hit Europe on February 26th 2010, curator Jennifer Teets spent the summer of 2014 working with a flock of 300 goats in the coastal region of the Vendée, which had been severely struck by the storm. All the goats were suffering from a disease inflicted by psychosomatic repercussions of the storm. In fact, the incident the animals were mainly traumatized by, it turns out, was not the experience of the storm itself, but the fleet of helicopters that circled the area for hours right after the storm to save flooded people and to help start the cleaning-up operations. One of the question that still remains open until today is whether the disease influences the quality of the goat's milk and subsequently the cheese that is derived from it and if so, how? Reconstructing this complex network of human-machine-animal-germ-natural disaster, Teets asks questions like: What is protection ? What is risk in such an environment? What is the “pharmakon” within the goat's bodies and their cheese? What is the infection, what is the remedy, what is the poison?

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  • Jennifer Teets

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21/11/2015

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Musée de l’Homme, Paris

est chercheuse, commissaire d’exposition et performeuse. Elle mène des recherches sur le fromage, la boue et la terre sigillée, particulièrement pour leur matérialité en transition et pour leur capacité à devenir autre chose une fois places dans une exposition ou un essai.

— 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

est chercheuse, commissaire d’exposition et performeuse. Elle mène des recherches sur le fromage, la boue et la terre sigillée, particulièrement pour leur matérialité en transition et pour leur capacité à devenir autre chose une fois places dans une exposition ou un essai.

— 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

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