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No Man’s Land

Friday, 20 July, 2018

How would a world without humans look? A world in which animals have taken the place of people in a kind of neo-Orwellian Animal Farm minus the oppressors. The Belgian photographer Henk Van Rensenbergen goes there with images of animals set in the ruins of our consumer culture. A cow on an escalator of an abandoned mall gazes at the viewer in the way only a cow can. A melancholy lion stares out the window of an empty villa. Two hens named Thelma and Louise take a roadtrip around a vacant hotel in No Man’s Land.

No Man's Land

The notion of a post-human future is one that’s popular with certain types of “intellectual” and among organizations like PETA who despair about the state of our world today. They are uniformly anti-capitalist and terrifyingly utopian. Luckily for animals and humans, they remain powerless.


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