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Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir & Mark Wilson

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We may mow the lawn and weed the borders, but things beyond our control continually arrive and depart, through hedges and fences, across and below the surface of the soil and grass and by air, inhabit or visit the trees and flowers. Some are welcome, some are not, and some are a source of vexation and perplexity. In an unthinking way, what perplexes or bothers us, we would all too often just as soon be without.

One thing seems certain: the more we seek to insulate ourselves from what is deemed the natural environment of others, traditionally the more we seem to resent their scratching at our doors and their encroachment in or around our spaces. So while we can acknowledge that other cultures may have a different take on interspecies cohabitation, those more like our own, obsessed with making human environments exclusively human, don't take kindly to being reminded that it isn't just up to us.


Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson are a collaborative artist team. Their art practice is research-based and socially-engaged, exploring issues of history, culture and environment in relation to both humans and non-human animals. Their artworks have been exhibited internationally and they have delivered papers at key conferences in animal studies worldwide. For more information on their work see:

2014-09-27 - news
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