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algorhythmically
determined
creatively
industrial
authentically
alternative
tenant
farmers
algorhythmically
determined
creatively
industrial
authentically
alternative
tenant
farmers
algorhythmically
determined
creatively
industrial
authentically
alternative
tenant
farmers
algorhythmically
determined
creatively
industrial
authentically
alternative
tenant
farmers


Miranda Liebscher

For millennia humans have outsourced the most demanding and joyless tasks of their lives to unsuspecting animals. Nearby beasts have pulled heavy things, found buried truffles/body-parts and provided us with full-time in-residence emotional-therapy; often with no pay or little recognition.

I propose to leverage the methodology of outsourcing for the development of this project. I will follow my spirit animal: Toxoplasma Gondii, the parasite my cats use to control my mind. I will co-opt the labour of the closest and most accessible animals around me: my classmates, friends and internet strangers. I will exploit their efforts to answer the question: “Why listen to animals?”

Animals have skills and attributes that we [humans] lack; strength of horses, exceptional noses of dogs, fluffiness of cats etc. We often co-opt these assets to our advantage.

In a similar way, I will approach those who have the skills/time/intelligence that I lack in order to produce the work. I aim to use already formed relationships as well as forming new relationships to co-opt labour without remuneration. I can however, offer to feed participants for their efforts.

The work will take the form of video + sound. To produce the artefact I will employ the methodology of the pyramid scheme where I will be at the top doing, essentially, nothing.

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