The performance was devised by Paula and performed and produced by a place of their own contemplates our relationship with non-human animals in a bid to open up thinking of lives beyond and without the human. It is part of a year-long project, which stems from thinking about our relations to each other as a family of human animals, as well as to our relations to non-human animals. In the food we choose to eat, in the stories we tell, in the songs we sing….the myriad of ways small children encounter and then learn about what it means to be humans by defining what it means to be other – in this instance the non-human animal. Working through this thinking and practice with an ongoing concern with the maternal, with the reproduction of human-life and human-subjectivity has been provocative at times as the move from the human nudged into thinking of ahumanity and the cessation of human reproduction.
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