Loaded – Mikaela Castledine


YEAR: 2021

MATERIALS: found timber, jute

SIZE: 300 x 150 x 150 cm

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Much of Castledine’s practice centres around
interactions between humans and animals, the curious,
contradictory and sometimes cruel way we think about,
feel for and treat other animal species. Loaded is an
examination of the selective way we apply charisma to
certain animals and not to others, and to some animals
at certain times and in certain conditions. Photographs
of outdated practices such as the loading of cattle onto
ships via cranes, with ropes tied around their horns
make us recoil and yet we can ignore other practices
which may be called inhumane by future generations.