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Anger over animals in art: interview with Graeme Watson


Watt, Y, Anger over animals in art: interview with Graeme Watson, RTR 92.1FM, Community Radio, Perth, 21 April (2017) [Media Interview]

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Tasmanian winter festival Dark Mofo has announced it will stage the controversial exhibition 150.Action, performed by Austrian artist Hermann Nitsch. True to Nitsch's previous work, it incorporates animal blood, meat and organs in a live three-hour performance. At its centre is a slaughtered Bull. Mofo Creative Director Leigh Carmichael says the animal isnít killed during the performance, that itís killed humanely beforehand. Animal rights groups remain outraged. The lines of ethics in contemporary modern art like 150.Action are definitely controversial. Graeme spoke with Animal Liberation Tasmania Committee Member Kristy Algar, she began by stating her stance on the exhibition. Graeme also spoke to University of Tasmania Animal Studies & Visual Arts Researcher Yvette Watt, who says sheís against censorship of art but slaughtering an animal crosses a line.

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Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:Hermann Nitsch, animal rights, ethics, art
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Applied ethics
Research Field:Bioethics
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Ethics
Objective Field:Environmental ethics
UTAS Author:Watt, Y (Dr Yvette Watt)
ID Code:132248
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2019-04-30
Last Modified:2019-04-30
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