Bugs & Beasts Before the Law


With Bambitchell, 2019. HD video, 33 min. 5.1 Surround Sound.

Co-commissioned by Mercer Union, Toronto + Henry Art Gallery, Seattle.

An experimental film that explores the medieval practice of putting animals on trial. This history of colonial law-making forged political and sometimes profane relationships between humans and animals. Bambitchell’s new essayistic work reimagines common perceptions of legal history and, in doing so, produces a world where past and present, fiction and non-fiction, human and animal fuse.