Michelle Wilson

Mediums: Ceramics, Fibres, Mixed Media

The role and visibility of non-human animals in our communities is an often-dismissed social justice issue, with repercussions for all of us who have fallen outside the protection of the moral community at one time or another. As an artist I am developing my practice as a conduit for imagining alternate political and personal realities in which non-human animals are afforded relational and differentiated rights of membership in a multispecies community. The intention of such work is to stir the moral imagination of an audience. This is not simply raising indignation at abuse and neglect, it is not presenting, yet again, an image of the animal other as a passive victim, but it is to envision the animals we are entangled with as neighbours, friends and members of disparate communities.
Winnipeg, MB
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