A human skeleton has a cat inside. It wants to keep the animal caged in its ribs to protect him against the dangers from the outside.
The cat is furious and wants to run away, so they struggle, the cat damaging the bone structure.The cat seems miserable, but it doesn’t give up, so the skeleton calms it down when it agrees to remove his head so the cat can peek outside without leaving the safe space.
“CATS MAKE YOU WANT TO STAY IN” is a video-installation that encourages the visitors to question themselves about the position animals hold in their environment. It explores what means to live with a non-human being, coexist with it and how this affects the way the space is inhabited; also, how this other presence shapes the place’s own temporality. This piece makes the most of the unique characteristics of the drawing and animation language in such a way that it gives life to the space through video projections.
Keywords: Animal, to cohabit, animation, private space, video-installation
“ A Dormouse lived in her little, round, warm home when one summer day her house was struck by a tornado, or well, five tornadoes: Two twin cats, a red coyote and his little pup and a spectacled bear.
The Cats are always looking to get into eachother’s throats (and sometimes into other people’s throats) just because it seems fun. The black cat is never sure about anything and keeps to herself without doing anything at all, and the white cat lives searching for the moment to take advantage of any situation, especially if it means cookies at some point.
The big Coyote is a new father and… he can’t keep the pace, so he just shares his daughter. He would prefer burning things down, literally, or even slashing dragons. While the little pup is just learning to walk, and discovering that the water is actually wet.
But maybe the most dangerous part is the fact the Spectacled Bear is truly interested in alchemy (or that’s what he says it is) so he constantly conducts experiments and tests them, INSIDE the house— and no one knows where.
Apart, all are somewhat manageable, but under the same roof, it’s a whole new level of getting along.
- Surprise! - they said at the door. “