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András Cséfalvay

Animal Custodians – Rabbit

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    • 33’18”

Year of Creation: 2023
Place of Creation: Ostrava, Bratislava
Technique: 3D animace / 3D Animation

Animal custodians (a fox, a raven, a pigeon, an owl, a rabbit, a deer) guide visitors through the exhibition and thematize the issue of animals at work. They are given voices by human employees of PLATO.

Special Thanks: European Union – Next Generation EU, Ministy of Culture Czech Republic, National Recovery Plan

Reportage form the exhibition Escaped, Found a Hideout, Still on the Run (Animal News).

András Cséfalvay lives in Bratislava, where he also teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts. In short and longer films he explores what knowledge is, how language works, and what is hidden. He is interested in relational philosophy, which helps him question the strict categories of mainstream science, the monstrosity of administrative language or the nation state. He seeks alternative narratives that represent all kinds of minorities – animal, cultural, human, subject, or silence. He believes that the mission of art is to give voice to those entities that seem to have lost it, exist without it, or are silenced by dominant interpretations of the world.

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