• Antidiets of the Avant-Garde: From Futurist Cooking to Eat Art 

    Novero, Cecilia
    Discussing an aspect of the European avant-garde that has often been neglected—its relationship to the embodied experience of food, its sensation, and its consumption—Cecilia Novero exposes the surprisingly key roles that ...
  • Bear Images: Human Performativity and Animal Touch in Grizzly Man 

    Novero, Cecilia
    In Grizzly Man (2005) Werner Herzog edits and presents footage shot by Timothy Dexter while in the company of grizzly bears. As the film states, Grizzly Man centres on the human story that unfolds in Treadwell’s videos, ...
  • Daniel Spoerri's Carnival of Animals 

    Novero, Cecilia
    This essay on Spoerri's series of assemblages titled Carnival of Animals focuses on the artist's use of the carnivalesque in the installation. It argues that this is an effective mechanism to disrupt speciesist forms of ...
  • Following in the Tracks of a Dog: “The Beggarwoman of Locarno” Revisited 

    Novero, Cecilia
    This essay identifies key themes in Kleist’s “The Beggarwoman of Locarno,” such as the contrast between meaning and noise, perception and reason, and human and animal. All of these themes are traced back to the dog in the ...
  • Posthuman Animals and the Avant-Garde: The Case of Daniel Spoerri 

    Novero, Cecilia; Novero, Cecilia
    Cecilia Novero’s essay situates Daniel Spoerri’s 1995 series of assemblages Carnival of Animals within the legacy of the historical avant-garde. In taking a close look at Carnival’s ingenious recourse to non-organicity, ...