Pet in the Net

Root Event

Werkleitz Festival 2011 ZOO
The Virtual Online Film Programme for the Werkleitz Festival ZOO
Pet in the Net
Herm's Bio-Cinema Sound Products Inc. "PRECIPITINS“, 1930
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The Werkleitz festival publishes herewith its second virtual film programme. We refer to these programmes as virtual, because, in contrast to other film festivals, we do not upload films, linking instead to films already on the web. The curator has thus turned into an internet navigator, guiding through the endless archipelago of films. The first, America Forever and Everywhere, from the year 2008, is still online, despite the fact that many of the links are no longer current.

As in television, animal films are exceedingly common and popular on the Web. Not without reason did Brian Williams write of YouTube “If we’re all watching cats flushing toilets, what aren’t we reading?”.* Yet apart from the inevitable amateur videos of beloved pets and their amazing feats, there also exist truly brilliant and bizarre animal films in the Internet, 50 of which we have compiled and ordered chronologically into a virtual programme.

[* Cf. Geert Lovink & Sabine Niederer, Video Vortex Reader, Amsterdam 2008, p.9]

Dog Duet 01. 04. 2014 to 30. 04. 2014
Parallel Universes Meet at Infinity 07. 09. 2012
Podium Shooting Animals – Eine kurze Geschichte des Tierfilms 14. 10. 2011
In Ictu Oculi 01. 10. 2011 to 31. 10. 2011
Low Attention Span/High Curiosity Rate (Portrait of Peter Elliot) 01. 09. 2011 to 30. 09. 2011
Edging 01. 05. 2011 to 31. 05. 2011
To Demonstrate How Spiders Fly
Chevrolet Leader News (Vol. 1, No. 3): Grand Rapids Michigan
Goodbye, Mrs. Ant
Sheep Performance
Esperanto und das Sexualleben der Schnecken
Electrocuting an Elephant
Chevrolet Leader News (Vol. 2, No. 3): Fish Story
Trailblazer in Space
Monkey Performance
Parallel Paradises Ecuador
A Fish Familiy
The Acrobatic Fly
Chevrolet Leader News (Vol. 3, No. 2): Doggy Crowd Gets Ringside-Seat at Pussy- weight Battle
A Mark of Wholesome Meat
Goat Performance
NEOZOON and Dog in Paris
Useless dog
How a Moscito Operates
Here's Looking
Spelling Lesson
Horse Performance
Queerosities – Diving Horses
Experiments in the Revival of Organisms
Seek II_Präparation
Rennsymphonie – Race Symphony
Le sang des bêtes – Blood of the Beasts
Creature Comforts
While Darwin Sleeps
The Non-Toed Fur-Coatie
Dhia Dhikir
Ant City
I Love Europe, She Does Not Love Me Back
Nestle, Kitkat, Orang-Utans
Donkey With Snow
Comparative Tests on A Human and A Chimpanzee Infant of Approximately the Same Age, Part 2
Billie, the Buffalo Baby
Cow Performance
The Quail Starter Kit