Ruth K. Burke is a Michigan-based interdisciplinary artist, educator and animal studies scholar. Her creative work with livestock stems from an equestrienne background and in her current research project investigating interspecies kinship, Ruth works closely with Firesign Family Farm in Whitmore Lake, Michigan. Through intra and interspecies collaboration, her work takes the form of video, performance, installation, and social practice. Burke was selected as a 2017 fellow in the Human-Animal Studies Institute inaugural cohort.
Opening the Circle, Animalizing Performance: Thinking Alongside Fevered Sleep's Sheep Pig Goat
Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca is Reader in Theatre & Performance, and Director of the Centre for Performance Philosophy, in GSA at the University of Surrey. She did a BA in Fine Art at the Slade (UCL) – starting out as a painter before developing an interdisciplinary practice combining performance, installation, photography, video and writing. She continued to work as a practicing artist– performing at TATE Britain and the Serpentine amongst other places – whilst doing an MA in Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, and then a PhD in the Drama Department at Exeter.