Becoming with sheep (art project)

Danish artist and researcher Charlotte Grumm explores (amongst other things) the constitutive relationship between subjectivity and materiality and the mattering and un-mattering of reality. With this in mind, the artist relates what she did in 2015 as part of this exploration :

“I, Danish artist Charlotte Grum, connected myself to a sheep for 5 weeks (5 hours a day, 5 days a week). The intention was to create a heterogenous relational and durational assemblage, intraacting and becoming-with the heath habitat, the other bypassing human and non-human animals, the changing weather and our fluctuating biological needs.”

A report about the project is published in the journal Performance Research, Volume 22, 2017 – Issue 2.

See: Becoming with sheep – and with multiple others

Also see: The 2016 Ig Nobel Biology Prize which was awarded jointly to: Charles Foster, for living in the wild as, at different times, a badger, an otter, a deer, a fox, and a bird; and to Thomas Thwaites, for creating prosthetic extensions of his limbs that allowed him to move in the manner of, and spend time roaming hills in the company of, goats.

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