K - 9 _ t o p o l o g y :  H Y B R I D  F A M I L Y 

 

 

 

( ... and re-establishing of home)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thus, we can give a new and very different meaning to HOMO HOMINI
LUPUS: “Man to Man is—or at least should be—a kind Wolf.”

 

— Wolfgang M. Schleidt/Michael D. Shalter; Co-evolution of
Humans and Canids - Evolution and Cognition, 2003, Vol. 9, No. 1

 

 

 

 

 

The global economy threatens to homogenize people by means of the lowest common denominator - the ability

to consume - and level all differences. I feel to resist those levels of existence by using my own economy of

emotions. Therefore I am submitting myself to the dog-human kinship relationship as a radical intimate action

of “returning home”.

 

The biopolitical statement of the project is about becoming-animal, becoming-woman, during a process through

which I will transcend myself by becoming a surrogate mother of a dog. Becoming-she-dog. 

 

I will be executing a performance within which I will nurture a puppy, by submitting myself to a two and a half

months of physiological training (external physical treatments, diet and psychological preparations) that will send

specific information from amygdala to my anterior pituitary glands in order to release the  hormone prolactin which

will stimulate milk production in my breasts, executing the same strategy as future mothers to be, that are about

to adopt a still nursing baby.

 

 

 

 

Maja Smrekar / title: "m(O)ther" / Berlin / January 2016

 

 

 

 

I have been dwelling in an empty apartment since mid October 2015 and am, during writing this blog, enjoying the

wonderful company of my beloved Scottish Border Collie Lord Byron, and daily (every three hours) executing

breastpumping mechanically, properly hydrating, consuming food that contains iron, and decorating the space to

transform it into a home – a lair for myself, Byron and my new puppy, which I will breastfeed publicly as a

performance.

 

 

 

 

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Co-curators: Jens Hauser and Jurij Krpan

Artistic collaborator: Manuel Vason

Psychoendocrinological advisor:

dr. Primož Debevec

Light design, technical advisor: Miloš Vujković

Executive producer: Sandra Sajovic

Production assistant: Katarina Hergouth

 

Producers

Produced by Zavod PRAKSA, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Co-produced by Zavod PRAKSA, Kapelica Gallery

(Ljubljana, Slovenia) and Freies Museum Berlin

(Berlin, Germany)

 

Supported by

The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia

The Ljubljana City Council - Cultural Department

 

The project is part of the transmediale and CTM Vorspiel 2016 program

 

Thanks to:

Ada, Byron, Una, Muri, Doca, Bas, Rambo, Rot,

Mak, Nina, Nana, Amor, Ero, Aika, Marianne Wagner,

Darius Bork, Miloš Vujković, Gia Gruden, Christian de

Lutz, Regine Rapp

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 P O S T  N o . 8 :   R E Q U I E M   F O R   T H E   F U T U R E 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 P O S T  N o . 7 : S U R V I V A L  A R T - C O L L A B O R A T I O N  W I T H  M A N U E L  V A S O N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  P O S T  N o . 6 :  J E N S  H A U S E R  o n  B I R T H  O F  T H E  K E N N E L

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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•  P O S T  N o . 5 : B I R T H  O F  T H E  K E N N E L


 

 

 

 

 

 

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•  P O S T  N o . 4 :  J E N S  H A U S E R  o n  I N V O L U T I O N  O F  ( m ) O T H E R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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•  P O S T  N O . 3 :  I N V O L U T I O N  O F  ( m ) O T H E R



 

 

 

 

 

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  •   P O S T  N O .  2 :  J E N S  H A U S E R  o n  H I S T O R Y  O F  T E A R S


 

 

 

 

 

 

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   •   P O S T  N O .  1 :  H I S T O R Y  O F  T E A R S


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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