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Steve Baker

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816680665

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816680665.001.0001

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Almost Posthuman

Almost Posthuman

Catherine Bell’s Handling of Squid

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(p.119) 5 Almost Posthuman
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Artist Animal
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Steve Baker

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816680665.003.0006

Chapter 5 presents an account of Catherine Bell’s performance with forty dead squid in order to unpack some difficult questions about control, improvisation, and the relation of intentions to outcomes both for the artist and for her viewers.

Keywords:   animal rights, animal studies, anthropocentrism, artist interviews, contemporary art, creativity, ethics, philosophy, posthumanism

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