Festival Program

Conversations

Holy Cow

Fri 31 Aug, 1pm
Animal Church at 524 Flinders

From an animal studies standpoint, Yamini Narayanan reimagines harmonious relations with non-human animals as core to restoring the planet itself, examining the sacred bovine in popular Hindu imagination and two of the greatest Hindu mythologies of Creation and Destruction. With Priya Srinivasan.

This session is $22/$19. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 20 July.

Duration

1 hour

Session code

8753

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Informed Animal Church

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Session Artists

Yamini Narayanan is senior lecturer in International and Community Development at Deakin University. She is a lifelong Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, an honour that is conferred through nomination or invitation only. Her work explores the implications of India’s cow protection discourses - for the cows.

Dr Priya Srinivasan is a dancer, choreographer and writer originally from Melbourne and has lived and performed around the globe. She has pioneered the form of 'talking dances' from the critical research of her award-winning book Sweating Saris. Her writing and performance is about decolonizing and focuses on hidden female figures from non-western archives in history and cross cultural work with indigenous artists.

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