Animal transport trucks are on public roads every day – no one can escape the sight of them but yet they remain unseen. The animal industry moves, fixes, mobilises and immobilises non-human animals in various ways to transform living beings into de-individualised and alienated commodities – animal transport trucks are just one of many means of im/mobilisation. The animals, however, turn against the system, act in a resistant and transgressive way. But they are not only im/mobilised for the purpose of their commodification by overhead conveyors, conveyor belts, lifts and gondola systems, but also by people who want to put an end to the exploitation of non-human animals and who offer refuge to those who escape this system. This multi-faceted project maps the forms of im/mobility and resistance emerging in these contexts, as well as their representations and meanings. It consists of a Thesis supported by archival research, interviews, fieldwork and artistic practices; as well as various artworks: video installation, sound installation, sculpture, code/internet art, and photography. The exhibition entitled ""Live Stock/Live Animals"" at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne in July 2021 united artistic and academic positions on this thematic field for the first time.
Präsentationsmöbel: Axel Autschbach, Sepp Liebisch Programmierung: Yannick Westphal, Jonas Marx
Prof. Dr. Pablo Abend, Prof. Mathias Antlfinger, Dr. Thomas Hawranke, Prof. Ute Hörner
Pascal Marcel Dreier
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.