Jussi Järvinen, 2022, Finland

Absent referent

We human animals often wish to erase non-human animals from our collective memory. My work refers to places and bodies that are at the same time present and absent in our Western life. The brooches are based on photographs taken on factory farms. Usually, these places are hidden from the public eye. I intend to create a counter-memory of the lives of these non-human animals who are not here anymore.