ich tier! (du mensch) – du tier! (ich mensch)

i animal! (you human) – you animal! (i human)

аз животно! (ти човек) – ти животно! (аз човек)

abrupt interspecies encounters


a group show spanning two spaces

Perla-Mode, Langstrasse 84 / Brauerstrasse 37, 8004 Zurich
Dienstgebäude, Weichengasse 4, 8004 Zürich.

9-25 April 2010

Artists: bankleer, Sabina Baumann, Beni Bischof, eggerschlatter, Christian Eisenberger, Klara Hobza, huber.huber, Line Skywalker Karlstrøm, Jakob Lena Knebl, Flo Maak, Lin May, Silke Nowak, Evi Rüsseler, Hans Scheirl, Gisèle Schindler, Bertold Stallmach, Jens Ullrich, Nives Widauer.

Ich Tier! (Du Mensch)” at Perla-Mode: Dimitrina Sevova
Du Tier! (Ich Mensch)” at Dienstgebäude: Cathérine Hug, Isabel Reiss

Special events in collaboration with corner college and corner cinema:

Friday, 9 April, 6 pm: Opening night with DJ Party with the hot and fresh dj scarlett

at Perla-Mode:

at Dienstgebäude:


Invitation card / poster
Invitation card / poster:
download as PDF for viewing on-screen (150 dpi; 2.4 MB) or for printing (300 dpi; 6.6 MB)


A special publication in limited edition on the occasion of the exhibition is in preparation, broadening the scope of the exhibition with art works by the participating artists and theoretical texts; edited by Cathérine Hug, Dimitrina Sevova, Alain Kessi, published in collaboration with code flow.


The project is realized in collaboration with Perla-Mode, Dienstgebäude and corner college.

perla-mode  dienstgebäude  corner college

Special thanks to all participating artists, performers, lecturers, to Esther Eppstein, Andreas Marti, Cat Tuong Nguyen, Urs Lehni, Alain Kessi, Sibylle Kayser, Gregory Siegl, Viola Thiele, Anna Voswinckel and Cornel Windlin!


And a big thank you to our sponsor for the opening event for their generous support: Appenzeller Bier.

Appenzeller Bier


Dimitrina Sevova, sevo(at)kein.org
Cathérine Hug, catherinehug(at)gmx.ch
Isabel Reiss, klausjunior(at)gmx.net

The idea of the project is not to “advocate here something like a ‘return to nature’ ”. Rather to devote our energy to transgressing the limited formal vocabulary upon which our own privileges as participants in the present consumer culture stand. Language magnifies the human perception of reality. Interesting to us are the shady places in which the categorical boundaries between human and animal are blurred. Of particular importance is a consideration of the history of modernity as a project of progress in which “animals figured principally as a resource for human progress.” Following present debates around the social and cultural forces of change, we witness how perceptions in a broader public space are altered towards “respect for the animal being” as this space opens up under the confrontation of our immediate reality with the digital and global dynamic environment of a planet in crisis, reaching the limits of natural resources. These shape conceptual horizons in which humans do not perceive themselves as total owners of the environment. We share a special commitment to creating a cultural ecosystem in which a variety of ideas co-exist and interact without giving rise to linear structures, without turning into ideological clichés.

Invitation card / poster

Invitation card / poster: download as PDF for viewing on-screen (150 dpi; 2.4 MB) or for printing (300 dpi; 6.6 MB)