The Concept

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If I were a Stag explores the anthropological concepts of Perspectivism and Animism through an installation that hopes to demonstrate how the idea that animals and plants can also have a soul is not that foreign to the western worldview. The immersive experience is also a reflection on the Anthropocene, a term coined by the chemist Paul Crutzen to refer to the current era, when human activity has changed the world to an extent comparable with other major geological events in the past. This collaboration between artists and anthropologists invites you to engage empathetically with other forms of life on earth through a collage using natural elements like water, clay, sand and fire, and human-made objects, images and sounds.