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Visser, Lisa
Animals in the Room
2011

This image is a part of a larger series also titled “Animals in the Room” that explores interspecies dialogue, its intimacy and sometimes desperate projection. The series elevates her relationship with her cat Sushi and what she called the “affective transmissions” between them. We see the artist performing a yoga pose, “the downward dog” with the cat appearing as a blur of motion around her leg. Visser wrote about the investigation in her website artist statement quoting Donna Haraway’s idea of “becoming with,” whereby human and non-human entities affect and are affected by each other, altering their very biological make-up.

 
Visser, Lisa
born Newmarket ON 1983; died Toronto ON 2013
Animals in the Room
2011
c-print (mounted)
91.5 x 61.0 cm
Gift of friends and family of Lisa Visser, 2016
59-001.02

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