Curandi Katz

Italy/Canada+U.S.A., 2008

Animal I Am | 2012

Animal I Am, 2012
(Animal I Am)
(rug, laptop with Animal I Am blog, a selection of printed texts on animal-man encounter)

 

 

 



“Once I, Chuang Tzu, dreamed I was a butterfly and was happy as a butterfly. I was conscious that I was quite pleased with myself, but I did not know that I was Tzu. Suddenly I awoke, and there was I, visibly Tzu. I do not know whether it was Tzu dreaming that he was a butterfly or the butterfly dreaming that he was Tzu.”

 

Animal I Am is a collection of animal dreams, collecting people’s dreams in which animals appear toward creating a collective animal unconscious.It found inspiration in the writing of James Hillman (Dream Animals), John Berger (Why we Look at Animals) and Jacques Derridda (The Animal Therefore I am).

 

 

The project took the form of a blog in which web+dream divers could upload their animal dreams. It featured a reading room with books and texts shaping the topic of the relationship between human and animal, from a very eterogeneous perspective navigating through Posthumanism, Philosophy, Literature and Visual Culture the ideas of Imaginery and Consciousness. Project featured in group show Storytellers curated by Caterina Benvegnù, Project Superfluo, Padova (I). 

 

Animal I Am, 2012
(Animal I Am)
(Fake Astrakhan rug, laptop with Animal I Am blog, a selection of printed texts on animal-man encounter)

Mostra Storyellers, Progetto Superfluo, Padova (I) a cura di Caterina Benvegnù

 

“Un tempo, racconta Chuang-Chou, durante una notte, io fui una farfalla che svolazzava contenta del suo destino. Poi mi svegliai, ed ero Chuang-Chou. Chi sono in realtá? Una farfalla che sogna di essere Chuang-Chou oppure Chuang-Chou che s’immagina di esser stato una farfalla?”


Il blog Animal I Am consiste in una collezione in progress di sogni sugli animali, in cui si raccolgono sogni personali in cui appaiono animali, nell’intento di partecipare alla costruzione di un’inconscio animale collettivo. I contributi sono inseriti direttamente sul blog attraverso un modulo aperto oppure ricercati nella letteratura. http://animaliam.net 

 

 



Storyellers, Project Superfluo, Padova, Italy. Curated by Caterina Benvegnù

 

“Once I, Chuang Tzu, dreamed I was a butterfly and was happy as a butterfly. I was conscious that I was quite pleased with myself, but I did not know that I was Tzu. Suddenly I awoke, and there was I, visibly Tzu. I do not know whether it was Tzu dreaming that he was a butterfly or the butterfly dreaming that he was Tzu.”

 

Animal I Am is a collection of animal dreams, collecting people’s dreams in which animals appear toward creating a collective animal unconscious. http://animaliam.net 

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