hercules 2013

The human being as breeder, tamer and acting as creator confronts a created being as observer. The neutral view of the hybrid leaves us with a question mark. He is neither a lion nor a tiger, created for entertainment in the consumer society. A hermaphrodite of our time.
Observer and observed enter into a strange union. The attraction to the special and the victim, fed by voyerism and pity, makes us as observers become a kind of perpetrator.
The exploration of boundaries that belong to everyday life and to being human are the themes of my work.
Hercules is the biggest cat ever and lives in the USA.

roy liger 2013

The human being as breeder, tamer and acting as creator confronts a created being as observer. The neutral view of the hybrid leaves us with a question mark. He is neither a lion nor a tiger, created for entertainment in the consumer society. A hermaphrodite of our time.
Observer and observed enter into a strange union. The attraction to the special and the victim, fed by voyerism and pity, makes us as observers become a kind of perpetrator.

miss monkey 2017

The exploration of boundaries that belong to everyday life and to being human are the themes of my work. A lawsuit before the US Supreme Court caught my attention.
In 2014, an animal protection organisation applied to court to have Tommy the chimpanzee recognised as a person (with legal capacity) and consequently to have him freed from the "captivity" of private keeping. An appeals chamber of the New York Supreme Court rejected this application on the grounds that, according to all previous legal opinions, no animal, but only a human being, can be described as a "person".

Since the 1990s, the "Great Ape Project" has been an international initiative to demand certain human rights for other primates as well. The project goes back to the book The Great Ape Project: Equality Beyond Humanity, published by the philosopher Paola Cavalieri and Peter Singer.

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gaby roter

Germany

http://www.kunst-gabyroter.de

*1963 Pegnitz, Oberfranken | Working with large formats and different materials and techniques. Experimental and experienced in art on building projects.
public works: Boehringer Ingelheim, Reims FR | murals Hauptpost Basel Telekom CH | Passage Chesterplatz Lörrach D | Scenery Porgy & Bess Burghof Lörrach D | Entrée Centre Culturel Triangle Huningue FR | Bowling Center rhin Or Palace, Algolsheim FR |murals for Der Turm.de Freiburg
awards: Stipendium Lauffenburg CH+D | Publikumspreis Wettkampf, Sieg und Niederlage, Museum Bernd Rosenheim, Offenbach | Kunstrat Schweden für technische Hochschule Stockholm | Kunst am Bau für Würkert & Partner Architekten Lörrach | Symposium „aufmerksam“ St. Josefs Haus Herten | Volkshochschule Lörrach | ARTWORKS globales Kunstprogramm der Deutsche Bank |Landesregierung Baden Württemberg |
exhibitions: Sweden, Switzerland,France, Italy and Germany

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