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Lily Does Derrida: A Dog’s Video Essay

Lily Does Derrida:
A Dog’s Video Essay

2010-12 (video, 29:30 min.)

A video essay made in collaboration with Lily Dog about companion animal relations, and interspecies communication.

How do we think about animals? Or rather - how do our animal companions think? How can we imagine the lives of our (non-human) animal friends? In this video essay, Lily Dog looks at Derrida’s writings and makes a case about how human and non-human understand each other – or not – based on her own life and adventures. Jacques Derrida was interested in animal consciousness and animal subjectivity, and he wrote about them both in The Animal That Therefore I Am – a text that Lily Dog quotes and speaks to in the video.


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