ANIMALIA SUM, 2019

I am animals. I eat animals. This duality exists in Bianca Kennedy & The Swan Collective’s virtual reality experience, which is about the future consumption of insects as humanity's main food source. The voice of David Attenborough guides the viewer through dystopic sceneries collected via 3D scans in Brazil, Canada, and Iceland. Using virtual reality glasses, the observer slips into the minds of the insects and experiences the promise of salvation from the other side: gaping human mouths and overcrowded bug farms. In turn, the bugs advocate for the human consumption of protein-rich whales. Why should an individual whale be more valuable than a billion friendly beetles?

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