‘Nature Calls: Animals in Visual Culture’, Thursday 3rd September, 4.30-4.45pm, Resonance 104.4 FM, London’s Arts Radio Station.
A conversation with Rikke Hansen (Tate Britain) discussing ‘Theatrical Animals’
Never work with children or animals. Neither can tell the difference between performance and real life. The performance theorist Richard Schechner reiterates this common belief when he notes that the ‘great difference between human and non-human performers is the ability of humans to lie and pretend’. This week ‘Nature Calls’ has invited the artist Angela Bartram to discuss her work with performing animals and thereby question this common understanding of ‘animal acts’.