TALK TO ANIMALS.
A Trilogy by Mobile Academy Berlin for the First NatureCultural
Capital of Europe Pilsen 2015
First NatureCultural Capital of Europe
- European Capital of Culture is an initiative of the European Union
that has already existed for 30 years. Its objective is to support
cultural heritage and cultural life in the city. Nature is a subject
that has usually been on the sidelines. The Why Talk to Animals
project would like to change that. Culture and nature are inseparably
tied to each other, therefore we declare Pilsen to become the first
ever NatureCultural Capital of Europe.
The Trilogy - The project comprises
of three parts:
The conference “Portraying Animals” was held at
the National Gallery in Prague in May 2015. It focused on the artistic
depiction of animals (with: Giovanni Aloi, Steve Baker, Jana Horaková,
Cord Riechelmann, Marco Stella and Olesya Turkina).
The Shooting, will be followed in September by a performative
installation in Pilsen: The public is invited to observe the shooting
of a photo series of exceptional double portraits: the models are
human-animal couples who have come together for a variety of reasons
and are engaged in dialogue with one another.
The product: The photos from The Shooting will be used to create
gadgets for the First NatureCultural Capital of Europe that will
then be sold in pop-up shops in Pilsen and Prague.