The Friend Feeders is an animated diptych, and part of a suite of projects for the UK entitled Friends + Enemies. Larger-than-life, each panel depicts a person who appears to be supporting a host of animals: the man on the left supports native species in Northern England; the woman on the right, an ethnic version of Mother Nature, is fodder for invasive species. The animation cycles through four seasons in Northern England, including summer and nocturnal visitors and year-round denizens. The work makes our favoritism literal, giving our own bodies up as food to support the species in question.

Project Created: 
October 2009

I’ll be at this for the first week for the first week of the exhibition.

Climate for Change

13 March - 31 May

In 2009, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is exploring how humans can be invested in the change needed to sustain civilization and examining the multiple crises affecting the world: ecological, financial, food, housing. Is society itself becoming unsustainable?

The 21st century has finally hit and there is an energy in the air - how do you respond? Forget the eco-art and bring on local, national and international debates, actions, contexts, struggles and solutions.

With residents from Eyebeam’s Sustainability Research Group, Stefan Szczelkun, Melanie Gilligan and more, Climate for Change is an experiment in local activism and engagement.

FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L14DQ

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