Parallel Universes Meet at Infinity

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Werkleitz Festival 2011 ZOO

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The Virtual Online Film Programme for the Werkleitz Festival ZOO Pet in the Net – das virtuelle online Filmprogramm

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Werkleitz Festival 2011 ZOO
Parallel Universes Meet at Infinity
UK 2008

Manuel Saiz presents two monitors, on the one an actor, on the other an animal. Different actors were commissioned to closely observe and imitate the movements of various zoo animals. The results of this observation and subsequent imitation are a study of the differences between humans and animals. This is the artistic rediscovery of an old method of ethology, the study of (animal) behaviour. Konrad Lorenz was among the first researchers to be able to submerse themselves into the animals’ movements. Saiz belongs to those artists like Joseph Beuys to reanimate repressed scientific methods in art.

Marcel Schwierin

Manuel Saiz, UK 2008, 13 min, stumm

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