Critical Writing Index

Cat Thinks People Not Living Life to the Full

by Jacob Wren

C Magazine, Spring 2008, no. 98, pp. 32-35

A look at Nina Lassila video piece Tele-pets. A variety of instances and stories are gathered of people's telepathic experiences with their pets. Linking the use of telepathy in art to the conceptual artist Robert Barry, Jacob Waren considered how the Lassila piece paws at this history with "a generous sense of humor flowing out from as even more genuine sense of curiosity". Rather than a reductionist approach to art Lassila attempts to join life and art by exploring the odd relationship people hold with their pets.

ITEM 2008.045 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Tele-petsNina Lassila