One day on interspecies relationships between humans and animals
In the ARENA, in the LABORATORY, on the RADIO and in FILM
Appearing in the arena will be animals that live with us at home, are kept in the yard or in zoos or that are working in therapy and the entertainment industry. They will be accompanied by their friends, colleagues, clients, shepherds, breeders, patrons and trainers. 17 Czech human-animal pairs that have lived and worked together for a long time will play the leads: an owl and his falconer, a pig and her patient, a guide dog and his trainer, a python and her keeper, a stuffed boar and his taxidermist, the actor fox from Lars von Triers „Anti-christ“ and his manager, to name a few. While their respective portraits will be made in the arena, in the laboratory right next to the arena, a group of German, Austrian and Czech scientists from various fields – biology, anthropology, media studies and cultural studies – will observe and comment on the live performance of the animals. Films, ranging from the avant-garde to the mainstream, will be shown on a number of screens.
Simultaneous translation into Czech, English and Animal is provided.