FACT: And Say The Animal Responded

FACT: And Say The Animal Responded FACT: And Say The Animal Responded


Venue: FACT
Dates: 12/08/2020 - 13/12/2020
Times: 12:00 - 17:00


New exhibition dates: Wed 12th August – Sun 13 Dec
Gallery opening times: Wed – Sat, 12:00 – 19:00 // Sun, 12:00 – 17:00
What would animals say to us if we listened to them? What might we learn about the state of our shared planet? On 12 August, FACT opens major new art exhibition, And Say the Animal Responded? continuing its year long exploration of The Living Planet.

As we emerge from this period of isolation, and refocus our attention on a rapidly changing climate, And Say the Animal Responded? creates a space for the voice of the animal that we have gained greater awareness of during this time.

Tune in to a choir of whales and dolphins ‘singing’ to an artist’s undersea instrument, encounter the quiet presence of wolf pack filmed from above, meet a family of chimps startled by a camera in their rainforest home, listen to a live colony of leafcutter ants turned scratch DJs, witness a computer-generated re-creation of an extinct rhino glitch in and out of existence. This immersive exhibition brings you face to face with animals from around the world through film, art and creative technology.

And Say the Animal Responded? presents work by five international artist/artist groups who have captured animal voices through the use of human technology. Explore the galleries for free as we question the relationship between human and animal. If we put the animal’s perspective before that of the human, what would they tell us about the current state of the planet – and what can we learn from this?

Featuring artists Ariel Guzik (Mexico), Amalia Pica (Argentina/UK) with Rafael Ortega (Mexico), Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg (UK), Demelza Kooij (Netherlands/UK) and Kuai Shen (Ecuador), the exhibition takes its title from philosopher Jacques Derrida’s essay of the same name.

We’re really looking forward to seeing you but our number one priority is keeping you safe. Our new exhibition has been carefully adapted to enable health and safety measures such as social distancing.

You can plan your visit beforehand and take a look at the changes we’ve made to keep you safe by clicking here.