The interrogation of the human/animal dualism illuminates relational moments of mutuality across species. Managing the tension between sameness and difference without collapse into hierarchical configuration, the human/animal connection may take its place in the project of transforming relationships of domination and extending the circle of ethical care.
Donna Bassin is a fine art photographer, filmmaker, published author, and clinical psychologist in the New York metropolitan area. She has held multiple solo exhibitions beginning with "The Afterlife of Dolls" at the Montclair Art Museum in 2003. Her work has been juried in for numerous group exhibitions from New York to Los Angeles. Her award-winning documentary, Leave No Soldier, was screened at film festivals in the tri-state area, and a second documentary, The Mourning After, was a winner of a 2017 Gradiva Award.