Journal #83 - Marion von Osten - Human Animal Song
Journal #83
June 2017
Journal #83 - June 2017

Human Animal Song

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hosted petted loved

freed healed jammed
carried boxed adored
coached abused entitled
drilled coddled fed

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killed pampered trained

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groomed specified examined
displaced eaten floated

fostered explored kept
hosted petted loved

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prized narrated protected
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shot replaced shaped

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Marion von Osten is a cultural producer and founding member of Labor k3000 Zurich, of kpD- kleines post-fordistisches Drama and of the Center for Post-colonial Knowledge and Culture (CPKC, Berlin) Research and exhibition projects include: Viet Nam Diskurs Stockholm, Tensta Konsthall 2016, Aesthetics of Decolonization, with Serhat Karakayali. (ith, ZHDK Zurich/ Center for Post-colonial Knowledge and Culture (CPKC, Berlin); Model House—Mapping Transcultural Modernisms, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna / CPKC, Berlin, 2010–2013; Action! painting/publishing, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris, 2011–2012; In the Desert of Modernity—Colonial Planning and After, Les Abattoirs de Casablanca, 2009 and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2008; Projekt Migration, Cologne, 2002–2006; and TRANSIT MIGRATION, Zürich, Frankfurt, and Kölnischer Kunstverein, 2003–2005.

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