Author Archives: Madeleine Boyd

ANIMALADIES Conference exhibition Artist Call Out

ANIMALADIES Conference Exhibition + Postcard Size Art Project Call for Artists EOI Submissions by NOV 20, 2015: Conference: Animaladies, convened by the Human Animal Research Network (HARN), University of Sydney, July 11 & 12, 2016. Interlude Gallery, Glebe Exhibition … Continue reading

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Haraway: Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Plantationocene, Chthulucene

Originally posted on New Materialism in Contemporary Art:
Image by Owain Jones, “Crossing the Severn Bridge, c. 1980. “There is no question that anthropogenic processes have had planetary effects, in inter/intraaction with other processes and species, for as long as…

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James Serpell : In the Company of Animals

Serpell gives a broad and on many points thorough discussion of the cultural, evolutionary, physiological and religious influences on human relations with non-human animals. The focus of his thesis is on the phenomena of pet-keeping, but also delves into the … Continue reading

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Picasso’s Animals

Currently reading this clever little collection. Weaving anecdotes of Picasso’s many animal companions with their strong influence on the imagery he produced in his artwork. Delightfully nonlinear and nonhuman. While Picasso was not necessarily the most ethical in his relations … Continue reading

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The Skullbone Experiment with Janet Laurence

Last Friday The Skullbone Experiment opened at COFA (college of fine arts). Janet Laurence with a small group of established Australian artists and poets spent 5 days in the remote Skullbone Plains conservation area of Tasmania so as to engage … Continue reading

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Response to Graham Harman 2013 OOO or Agential Realism

– Madeleine Boyd Harman suggests in his 2013 explication of Object Orientated Ontology (European Graduate School lecture), two possible critiques of relational and science-based ontologies in philosophy, which therefore could be considered critiques of Barad’s Agential Realism. Harman makes specific … Continue reading

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Blackbox report: Animal indignities or V is for Vulnerable among other things.

There is one anonymous line of writing in the Blackbox that really stands out to me: “Can vulnerability be a site of resistance?”  The immediate context for this question, its site or location, is in proximity to a photograph (re-printed as a … Continue reading

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