THE ANIMAL – WHAT A WORD! (EXHIBITION)

Multilingual

7 October

09:00

8 October

09:00

9 October

09:00

10 October

09:00

11 October

09:00

12 October

09:00

13 October

09:00

SU Museum

Free

Wilma Cruise likes to look at the connection between man and animal, with an emphasis on communication. In this exhibition she ponders the “question of the animal” in the context of language: how we talk about them and to them. Animals’ lack of (human) language and therefore (human) reason have traditionally marked them as inferior to us. However, Cruise questions whether the lack of language is a shortcoming. The exhibition features three soundscapes celebrating the multilingual nature of our country – from a soundscape where we hear the encroaching dogs of war, to an audiovisual presentation where the animal is represented by absence and silence. She works predominantly in clay, but some of her life-size human and animal figures are also expressed in bronze.