A photographer who was discussed today in one of my classes. This is her series on domestication / us VS the wild.
Her statement is at the end of the series if the work interests you.
what I want to know is, how does it interest you? and which work? animals? women and guns? etc.
The photos that most interest me are #1 and also #2. The idea that we as humans are intruding on wild life and nature. We put up barricades to try and keep ourselves separate. I think photo #4 says a lot about us as a society. The man is protected by the fence and is using it as a shield from the turkey, yet he is the one who is causing/could cause the most damage with a gun. People feel threatened by the wild life yet we are the ones who are dangerous. It also brings up a question of why we as humans think of ourselves as being above animals. This links in with several articles I have read that discuss “ownership” of a pet and what makes us think we can own other livings things.
I see. re: #4, I sense that the fence isn’t intended as protection from the turkey; the turkey wandered into the wrong place, wrong time. the shooter sees a free dinner.
#1, is that a lamb? Dividers (and fences) protect animals and drivers from each other.
Might be worth drawing parallels between dysfunctional relationships between humans/animals, and humans/humans. While slavery is outlawed, that doesn’t mean there don’t still exist asymmetric relationships between people, and certainly some people might tend to think (wrongly) that they own their spouse/partner. It’s written into our popular language, e.g., facebook or flickr taken.
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