Fotograf Magazine

Pausing, Becoming, Making Liveable

Lukáš Likavčan in a dialogue with Laura Gustafsson and Terike Haapoja

How to attune oneself to different genres of being human by pausing and listening instead of ‘giving a voice’? What does it mean to be a vulnerable body? Can an understanding of one’s own animality aid in recognizing the exploitation of non-human bodies in the capitalist economy? In this conversation, the duo Gustafsson & Haapoja introduce their monumental audiovisual work ‘Becoming’ presented at the eleventh edition of Fotograf Festival, and contextualizes their efforts in terms of rethinking categories of the human, the animal, and the modes of ‘making liveable’ and ‘making killable’ these categories enable.

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