Live Art and Animals (2020)

Live Art and Animals

This Study Room Guide on Live Art and animals is based on the artists’ films, books and contextualising materials LADA developed for Animals of Manchester (including HUMANZ) and documentation of that project.

This guide was compiled by LADA and designed by Saulius Leonavičius.

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Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Animals of Manchester (including HUMANZ) was an interactive, intergenerational and interspecies project co-curated by LADA with Sibylle Peters of Theatre of Research, that set out to pose questions about the relationship between humanz and non-human animals and that took place on the 20 and 21 July 2019 at Whitworth Park and Gallery.

Animals of Manchester (including HUMANZ) featured new works and presentations by Sibylle Peters & Ansuman Biswas, Andy Field & Beckie Darlington, random people, Joshua Sofaer, London Fieldworks, Marcus Coates, Angela Bartram, Tim Spooner, Martin O’Brien, Benji Reid, Krõõt Juurak & Alex Bailey, Katharina Duve, Rebecca Chesney, Jack Ashby, Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca, Antony Hall, Kerry Morrison, Kira O’Reilly, and David Weber-Krebs & Maximillian Haas.

The project was realised with children from Holy Trinity CE Primary School, Claremont Primary School and the Greater Manchester Home Educators network collaborating as facilitators and ambassadors; and in partnership with Dogs4Rescue, Withington Hedgehog Care Trust and Wythenshawe Community Farm.

Details of the full Animals of Manchester (including HUMANZ) programme, commissioned works and project partners and collaborators can be found in the Animals of Manchester (including HUMANZ) brochure in this Guide.

Animals of Manchester (including HUMANZ) was commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival with support from the Whitworth, The University of Manchester.

Animals of Manchester (including HUMANZ), Manchester International Festival, 2019. Design by David Caines.
'dogsgate' sign Animals of Manchester (Including Humanz), 2019. LADA, Theatre of Research for Manchester International Festival. Image by Chris Payne.

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Animals of Manchester (including HUMANZ), Manchester International Festival, 2019. Image by Chris Payne.

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