Reading Susan McHugh’s ‘Dog’ to Oscar
Still image, 2018
At an animal studies conference in March 2017 I noticed that although discussions were of the subjects being sentient and cognate, the delivery was for humans alone. Essentially, animals have no opportunity to understand the theories written about them, and so I have become engaged in artwork to address that situation. Since that conference I have been reading animal theory to the domestic three, dogs, cats and horses, to provide an opportunity for them to hear (and I hope understand) the writings of which they are the subjects.