WHY TALK TO ANIMALS.
A Trilogy by Mobile Academy Berlin




Drawings: : Florian Stirnemann

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May 2015
>> PART1: CONFERENCE
>>
EXPERTS
>> ABSTRACTS

September 2015
>> PART2: THE SHOOTING
>> LINE UP IN THE ARENA
>> COUPLES IN THE ARENA
>> SCIENTISTS IN THE LABORATORY
>> FILM & RADIO
>>
VIDEO DOCUMENTATION (excerpt)

December 2015 / February 2016
>> Part3: The Product

Partners

Why We Talk to Animals – a project of the Mobile Academy Berlin and the Goethe Institut Prague, held as part of the European Capital of Culture 2015 Pilsen. With the friendly assistance of the Zoological and Botanical Garden of the City of Pilsen and the National Gallery Prague.




WHY TALK TO ANIMALS.
A Trilogy by Mobile Academy Berlin for the First NatureCultural Capital of Europe Pilsen 2015

CONTEXT:

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:

Part1: 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).

Part2: 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.

Part3: 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.