Call for proposal: M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2016, theme: Art & the Animal. Deadline 6 March:
Humankind has dwelt together with animals for thousands of years. The history of our relationship with them is a long, rich, wonderful and sometimes shameful one. We love them, hate them, eat them, domesticate them, destroy them, worship them, wear them, clone them and lead them to extinction, as we live off them in affection, fascination, need and greed. They roam around our gardens, streets, our imaginations and our nightmares. They love us, care for us, intimidate us and entertain us. They protect us and reflect us. They also kill us. Great men like Gandhi and Lincoln highlighted the treatment of animals as a sign of how healthy our society is. Animals have featured in our art since cave paintings and campfire rituals. Our fear and fascination of them is found in our sculpture, literature and our mythology. Orwell’s Animal Farm , Adam’s Watership Down , and Ionesco’s Th...