Challenging animal-based food systems: Citizen Surgery on vegan body simulators

KOSKI, Kaisu (2023). Challenging animal-based food systems: Citizen Surgery on vegan body simulators. RUUKKU - Studies in Artistic Research (20).

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This article discusses the voices of resistance emerging in the work of the Citizen Surgery Collective, an interdisciplinary practice-based research group I initiated in 2020. The collective consists of artists, critical posthumanists, anthropologists, and activists in the UK and the Netherlands. The collaborative work included in this exposition concerns the relationship between (non)human animal bodies and food, specifically through surgical simulation and sensory skills acquisition. These practices are geared toward multispecies justice, and they form a serial inquiry into ways of challenging animal-based food systems and meat-related cognitive dissonance. Reversely, they investigate ways to train surgical skills with food and by eating instead of using live or dead animal models. Our collective practices re-enact surgical choreographies and dialogue to analyze both the materiality and connotations of the food/body intersection and the process of dissolving interspecies boundaries by eating.

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Additional Information: Portal issue: 20. Artivism
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SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
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Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2023 15:00
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2023 16:48

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