Using personification as a tool to understand the misunderstood.
Humans coexist with a variety of different creatures on this planet Earth. While some have better or even desired interactions with their human counterparts, many creatures, critters and pests are seen as a nuisance in a society dominated by two legs. However, these creatures experience death so often that it's become superfluous to us. With this video and installation, I explore the nature of creatures that are so alien to us in form and function that they begin to disturb and disgust the general populus. I use an absurdist lens to personify worms, rats, and cockroaches with different artistic modes (animation, sculpture, drawing, painting) in order to bring an animated quality to the installation and bring about feelings of nostalgia. Through this viewers become conscious of the hegemonic relationship that exists between humans and critters.