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Lebe für antibiologistischen Antispeziesismus

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“Lebe für antibiologistischen Antispeziesismus”

Link zur der MP4-Datei: Lebe für antibiologistischen Antispeziesismus.

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Animalistic Issue

Antispekunst 1

“Warum mag ich iitsch nicht … ”

Link zur der MP4-Datei: Devoid 3.

Warum befasst sich der Großteil der Tierrechtsszene nicht mit dem Thema Speziesismus in der Kunst? Welche Fragestellungen in Hinsicht auf das Mensch-Tier-Verhältnis und die erfahrene Realität von nichtmenschlichen Tiere werden hier gemieden? Thema: Ästhetik und Antispeziesismus.

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Animalistic Issue

Kunst und Speziesismus: Artscience

Gerda Fischbach
http://artscience.uni-ak.ac.at/people?personen_id=1516014703778

This page is full of extreme speciesist art

http://artscience.uni-ak.ac.at/people/role/team
http://artscience.uni-ak.ac.at/activities

FLESH
First of all, the meat was needed for isolating primary animal cells. Once the animal tissue had been swabbed with ethanol, a tiny section was removed and immersed again in ethanol.
http://artscience.uni-ak.ac.at/activities/bioart_

TAXIDERMY
“Things that Talk“ – at the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien. It shall be a source of inspiration and provide an unusual view of the museum

SPECIESIST BIOLOGISM
I will review a number of mechanical problems we offered kea in lab and field and I will show the way their behavioural flexibility may even include acquisition of tool use behaviour.

more speciesist biologism
http://artscience.uni-ak.ac.at/activities/field_research

more speciesist biologism
Bernd Kräftner * Video Projection and discussion:
“Harlow’s monkey studies on deprivation”
http://artscience.uni-ak.ac.at/activities/roundtable_3

more speciesist biologism
Field Research
A report, fully photo-documented, from the FIWI, Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, by Max Kropitz and Zahra Shahabi opened this Roundtable, focussing on issues such as taxidermy, experiments’ set up using mice and studies on fish behaviour.
http://artscience.uni-ak.ac.at/activities/roundtable_16

extreme speciesist biologism
ROUNDTABLE
Field Research
He proposes a new kind of art called “attraction art”, through the same approach and also discusses the role of the public as an equal part of the artwork in a performance piece.
http://artscience.uni-ak.ac.at/activities/roundtable_17

and there is much more on that page listed. Not digging deeper now.

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thea-logic

early 80ies

A billboard poster by Farangis Yegane for the Green Party in 1981 against the arms race. A hot topic in the 1980ies. Tthe original painting:Putting up the billboard in Frankfurt am Main at the intersection Eckenheimer Landstraße / Nibelungenallee.
The Detusche Nationalbibliothek is at this intersection today.

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For Example Mithras

Mithraism and differences to other mystery cults

A few mixed facts about Mithraism and its difference to other “oriental mystery cults”

“Mithraism then entered Asia Minor, especially Pontus and Cappadocia. Here it came into contact with the Phrygian cult of Attis and Cybele from which it adopted a number of ideas and practices, though apparently not the gross obscenities of the Phrygian worship.” > LINK ( http://www.newadvent.org )

“In Antiquity, the Phrygian cap had two connotations: for the Greeks as showing a distinctive Eastern influence of non-Greek “barbarism” (in the classical sense) and among the Romans as a badge of liberty. The Phrygian cap identifies Trojans such as Paris in vase-paintings and sculpture, and it is worn by the syncretic Persian saviour god Mithras and by the Anatolian god Attis who were later adopted by Romans and Hellenic cultures. The twins Castor and Pollux wear a superficially similar round cap called the pileus.” > LINK ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrygian_cap )

“While it’s true that in his earlier incarnations, especially in Zoroastrian religion, Mithras was associated with the sun, no tauroctony is ever mentioned there or anywhere in pre-Roman Mithraic legends. Nor is there even the slightest hint in Persian accounts of Mithras killing some celestial bull. How is it possible, then, to reconcile the Mithras we see in Rome with his earlier synonymous counterparts?” > LINK ( http://www.usu.edu/markdamen/ )


Romanising Oriental Gods: Myth, Salvation and Ethics in the Cults of Cybele, Isis and Mithras (Religions in the Graeco-Roman World) by Jaime Alvar and Richard Gordon, 2008, pp. 385. > LINK

The difference between the cult of the Magna Mater (Attis, Cybele) and Mithraism is the most striking in the forms of baptism. Mithraism is a symbolic myth, whereas Magna Mater is an actual orgy cult, that uses blood in their initiation rituals > LINK

Finally:

You can’t really separate the the history of Mithraism from its Zoroastrian and Pre-Zoroastrian roots.  Or you would end up losing the actual myth.