Andreyev will present her current works within her Animal Lover body of work. Animal Lover uses experiential approaches to art making that examine companion animals’ everyday existence in the human world. The content of the projects is based on working observations in collaboration with animals. Her current research employs the use of chance occurrences and collaborative modes with her two companion dogs, Tom and Sugi, for production to performance and to social media platforms. In the process of making, the animals’ movements, actions, vocalizations and emotional responses determine the final content of the works. The projects offer representations of animals as beings with agency; expressing desire and creativity, and having complex relationships with objects, humans, and their environments.
Julie Andreyev is an artist whose recent area of practice called Animal Lover explores animal consciousness and creativity through modes of interspecies collaboration and chance, to produce interactive installation, video, social media, and performance. Her work has been shown across Canada, in the US, Europe and Japan in galleries and festivals such as The Vancouver Art Gallery, SIGGRAPH, Cultural Olympiad Vancouver 2011, Viper, CHI, Japan Media Arts Festival, Digital Art Weeks, Nuit Blanche. Andreyev’s work is supported by The Canada Council for the Arts, The British Columbia Arts Council, Foreign Affairs Canada, and The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She is Associate Professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, and Artistic Director of Interactive Futures, http://www.interactivefutures.ca.