Why not look at animals?
Author(s): Pick, Anat
Revisiting John Berger’s seminal essay WHY NOT LOOK AT ANIMALS? (1980), this essay inverts Berger’s title in order to explore instances where the visibility of animals is at stake and where seeing is linked to forms of surveillance and control. In the context of advanced optical and tracking technologies that render animals permanently visible, the possibility of not-seeing emerges as a progressive modality of relation to animals that takes seriously the notion of animal privacy and the exposed animal’s resistance to the human gaze.
Pick, Anat: Why not look at animals?. In: NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies, Jg. 4 (2015), Nr. 1, S. 107–125. DOI: https://doi.org/10.25969/mediarep/15175.
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