Nicolás Lamas, Untitled (Becoming Animal), 2018, used domestic refrigerator, vintage fur coat, 19 1⁄4 × 21 5⁄8 × 33 1⁄2".

Petra Ferlancová and Nicolás Lamas


Taking its title from a phrase coined by Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari in 1987, the exhibition “Becoming Animal” comprised two solo presentations by Petra Feriancová and Nicolás Lamas. Deleuze and Guattari’s idea saw the self as fluid and continually changing under the influence of relationships with fellow living beings, including animals; it countered a humanist perspective that was occasionally used to justify a colonial, aggressive approach to nature.

Occupying a room and the front window of the gallery, Feriancová’s interpretation of “becoming animal” focused on the zoological terms homomorphy and homochromy. Upon entering the space, viewers came across two boxes filled with live organisms: moths and cocooned larvae, part of Mimicry and Legendary Psychasthenia (Roger Caillois) (all works 2018). Titled after Caillois’s 1935 essay of the same name, the work included prints on silk

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