Animals Across Discipline, Time and Space takes advantage of the inherently interdisciplinary nature of (re)thinking the forms and meanings of the relationships between human and non-human animals. The event will bring together artists, performers, community members, activists, and scholars (and many of our participants fit into more than one of these categories) for an interactive gathering at McMaster University.
The relationships between human and non-human animals have always been at the heart of our existence. Notions of human superiority, reinforced in the age of enlightenment, has played a fundamental role in where we find ourselves in the 21st century: deep in the human-created catastrophe of the Anthropocene.
The conference is associated with an exhibition “Animals Across Discipline, Time, and Space” at the McMaster Museum of Art hosting work by Kathryn Eddy, Erica Gajewski, Derek Jenkins, and Colleen Plumb.