The line between human and animal was greatly blurred recently in 'May the Horse Live in Me.' 'May the Horse Live in Me' was a live art performance held in Luxembourg in which French artist Marion Laval-Jeantet of Art Orienté objet injected herself with horse blood plasma.
Normally crossing human blood with animal blood is a recipe for death, but Laval-Jeantet had been preparing herself for months with injections containing horse immunoglobulins. After her injection, the artist donned a pair of horse stilts and led a horse communication ritual with a black horse. Laval-Jeantet's blood was then drawn and freeze-dried so that it could be examined at a later date. With regards to the physical effects of the transfusion, the artist said, "I was not in my usual body. I was hyper-powerful, hyper-sensitive, hyper-nervous and very diffident. The emotionalism of an herbivore." If you are interested in seeing the performance you can watch a video of it here.
'May the Horse Live in Me' Blurs the Line Between Humans and Animals
1. Blurring Boundaries - Opportunity to explore the merging of human and animal characteristics to challenge traditional notions.
2. Biological Integration - Potential for using animal blood transfusions as a means of altering physical and emotional states in humans.
3. Transhumanism - Exploring the ethical and philosophical implications of merging human and animal biology.
1. Art and Performance - Opportunity to create provocative and boundary-pushing art experiences that push the limits of human-animal interactions.
2. Biohacking and Biotechnology - Potential for developing new biomedical techniques for altering human biology and physiology.
3. Ethics and Philosophy - Opportunity for deeper exploration and debate on the moral and philosophical implications of transhumanist ideas.