Becoming Animal

Becoming Animal

May 28, 2005 4:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Becoming Animal: Contemporary Art in the Animal Kingdom MASS MOCA 1040 MASS MoCA WAY NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247 phone (413) 662 2111 In an age when scientists say they can no longer specify the exact difference between human and animal, living and dead, many contemporary artists have chosen to use animals in their work -- as the ultimate "other," as metaphor, as reflection. The attempt to discover what is animal, not surprisingly, leads to a greater understanding of what it means to be human. In Becoming Animal, 13 internationally known artists investigate the shifting boundaries between animal and hujman. Their explorations may be a barometer of things to come. Artists include: Jane Alexander, Rachel Berwich, Brian Conley, Mark Dion, Sam Easterson, Kathy High, Natalie Jeremijenko and Phil Taylor, Nicholas Lampert, Michael Oatman, Motohiko Odani, Patricia Piccinini, Ann-Sofi Siden SCHEDULE: 4 - 5pm: Artists talk 530pm - 730pm: Reception (630pm remarks from curator) 730pm: cash bar 10pm: after party @ ELEVEN (restraunt/bar on premises) with EVOLUTION REVOLUTION, also includes set by JESSE STILES on the fat ridiculous beats and samples. BAND BIO: Get hip to the new ancient sounds of the future with the mythological animistic rock of EVOLUTION REVOLUTION. What animal are YOU? This new 8-piece band, fronted by alpha wolf and bandleader Jason Martin, delivers a sexy funky reply to current trends of anemic music and bloody politics.
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