In this BALTIC Podcast exploring BALTIC exhibitions and research writer Daisy Hildyard explores Animalesque at BALTIC.
Across three parts, writer Daisy Hildyard offers readings from selected texts in response to the exhibition Animalesque / Art Across Species and Beings at BALTIC. These extracts resonate with the exhibition by inviting us to re-think human's position in the world, their relationship to the natural world and to the various complex ecologies that bond beings together.
Part 1: Reading from Anna Tsing, The Mushroom at the End of the World, published 2015. Reflecting on the exhibition. Listen here
Part 2: Reading from Svetlana Alexievich, Chernobyl Prayer, published 1997. In response to Pierre Huyghe, Human Mask (2014). Listen here
Part 3: Reading from Christina Sharpe, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, published 2016. Reflecting on Ho Tzu Nyen, 2 or 3 Tigers (2015); Pia Arke with Anders Jorgensen, Tupilakosaurus (1999) and Britta Marakatt-Labba, Borrhål (2018), Mellan två världar, Snömodd (2019). Listen here
Daisy Hildyard is the author of Hunters in the Snow (Jonathan Cape, 2013), a novel about farmers, and The Second Body (2017) and an essay about humans and animals in the Anthropocene.