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Bestiary of Corona Animals

Onomatopee Z0027

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Onomatopee Z0027, Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk / The Office for Curating, 2020

Bestiary of Corona Animals

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“Bestiary of Corona Animals” is an essay that illuminates the causal relations between the human tendency to objectify the world, the continuous expansion of extractive activity, the trace effects of the current climate regime, and the outbreak of the current coronavirus pandemic. These seemingly distinct phenomena, often analyzed and discussed separately, in fact share the same roots. The text introduces a cast of different animals, both fictional and tangibly real, whose personal opinions and experiences— informed by animal rights and ethics, biopower, geopolitics, and necropolitics—give credence to the hypothesis that the human colonization of the natural territory of the virus enabled the pandemic to spread in the first place. These animal voices seek for a type of worlding that provides an equal footing for humans and non-humans, starting by exchanging self-interest for empathic non-understanding and selfless reciprocity: from the isolation of thinking and acting in a vacuum, to a world continuum.

Type
selfcover
Dimensions
240 x 300 mm / 9.5 x 11.8 inches portrait
Pages
24
ISBN
978-94-93148-31-4
Editor
Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk
Author
Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk
Graphic
Sabo Day
Language
English
Release date
22/06/2020
Binding
selfcover (staples)
Paper
Symbol Freelife 130 gr.
Edition
500
Color
full color
Printer
Robstolk, Amsterdam (NL)
Editorial assistant
Sergi Pera Rusca
Text editor
Tamar Shafrir
Illustrator
Lisa Rampilli
Made possible by
Niekolaas and a bit of Mondiraan Foundation through Onomatopee
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