exhibitions – BOOM, The Language of Lists, Bury Art Museum, Manchester, England 2014

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BOOM, The Language of Lists, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre, UK 2014

Curator Tony Trehy

BOOM considers the impact of our ambivalent relationship with wild and rare animals. Fear and desire, conquer and control. BOOM reflects on the behaviour of ‘petting’: our inclination to humanise, domesticate and eroticise wild animals; in its extreme wild animals as pet porn.

Text is selected from various websites, television, print media. The text references Jonathon Watts, Simone Nakal, animal welfare groups and anonymous contributors.