Join us for a day of artist performances, workshops, film and animal expert-led tours, exploring our co-habitation with other species, in particular those seen as pests or strays, relegated to the edges of human society.

See new live works by artists Bronwen Buckeridge, who will translate a real time phone call with a raven into an avian performance, and Robbie Judkins, who will use sonic devices that scare animals away to create sound composition. Become part of a troop of monkeys or blind creatures in artist Adam James’s Live Action Role Play workshops. The day also includes ‘Co-Existence: John Berger’s Films about Animals’, a special screening of two films made in collaboration with the critic John Berger, and an in conversation with artist and activist Andrea Luka Zimmerman. Zimmerman’s Taskafa: Stories of the Street is a poetic portrait of the street dogs of Istanbul and the residents who care for them, while the animal masked presenters in Mike Dibbs’ Parting Shots from Animals explore our marginalisation of non-human species. Kaori Nagai and Ben Grant of the School of English at the University of Kent are also  participating in the event by giving short talks on works in the Animals & Us exhibition. ​​

PEST has been organised by curator and researcher Rose Thompson in collaboration Gareth Evans, Film Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery, and the Kent Animal Humanities Network and supported by the University of Kent’s School of Arts.

Sunday, 16th September 11:00-17:00 at the Turner Contemporary, Margate

All events are free but some require booking through the PEST website.

Image: Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Taskafa: Stories of the Street, 2013, HD, 66 minutes. Courtesy of the artist. ​