22.2 Turning Animal



Issue editor: Nicolas Salazar Sutil

SKU: ISSN: 1352-8165 (2017) 22:2 Category:


Against a recent World Wildlife Fund report, claiming that by 2020 almost two thirds of animal species in the world will be extinct, Turning Animal raises a number of urgent critical questions concerning the timeless problem of categorizing the human in opposition to the animal. Drawing on a recent turn within the posthumanities that problematizes the humanist distinction of the animal as ‘other’, this issue considers how performance studies has embraced the possibilities of ‘animal becoming’, in a conceptual sense as well as the act of ‘turning animal’ in a more material and performative sense. With contributions coming from a variety of critical perspectives, as well as a wide array of geographic and species-specific contexts, this issue urges us to consider how, in the face of a ‘sixth mass extinction’, our condition as human earthling is ecologically bound to earthly life of all shapes and sizes.

Jism for Schism : Turning the animal on
Nicolas Salazar Sutil

Agata Kawa

Passing Strange : Becoming Daimon
Anthony Kubiak

Wear Qisi-Become Seal
Kevin O’Connor, Duskin Drum, Paulette Metuq

It is a Sad Penguin
Duskin Drum

Turning Homo Apis : From specio-mimetic performance to bio-concrete form
Michael Bianco

Be More Dog : The human–canine relationship in contemporary dog-training methodologies
Justyna Wlodarczyk

Eyes to See Nobody
Ruth Gibson

Girls ’R’ Pets : The power of Kawaii Shôjo (Cute Girl) and Pet/Girl performance
Katherine Mezur

Goats, Badgers and Other Beasts : Turning animal and performing the limits of the human
Lourdes Orozco, Jennifer Parker-Starbuck

Becoming with Sheep – and with multiple others
Charlotte Grum

‘We keep our biologies intimate’ : Zoedramatics in bio/interspecies performance
Eve Katsouraki

Species-beings, Human Animals and New Neighbours : Non-human and inhuman in contemporary performance
Esa Kirkkopelto

How to Become an Animal DANCING
Martin Nachbar

As if Not Human : Practising boredom in the arts
Hanne Seitz

The Post-Human Masquerade of Diseased Meat : Performing zoonosis in Deborah Levy’s Diary of a Steak
Rosemary Deller

In/valuable Hare’s Blood : Performing with living relics of animals
Klaus Spiess, Lucie Strecker

Only Cyborgs and Cockroaches
Aneta Stojnić

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