This footage is a recording of the work installed running as a double video projection installation
Hegelian Dialectic for Animals, video projection, 2012
Creation quaked voices –
It was a cortege
Of mourning and lament …….
Even man he was a walking
Of innocents Crow Tyrannosaurus, Ted Hughes
My work is about animal suffering. Humans are guilty of inflicting appalling cruelty on animals. But, in contrast to some elements within the animal rights movements and Peter Singer I am also struck by the horrors of the natural world. Surely animals do not care whether their suffering is natural or human induced; they just don’t want it.
As Angela Singer depicts the death of the animal within her practice, I wish to show how humans can play a benign influence by giving animals a wholesome and contented existence.
Some of the material used to make this work is taken from other sources and could be distressing to watch.