By R. Malamud
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The first animal superstar of the modern age, he was actually not just one animal, but a series of several German shepherds. 5 The dog(s), thus, early subjects in the practice of mass media visual representation, illustrate a tradition of visual deceit. Several different dogs, similar in appearance, are characterized as the same animal, a single creature. The resource value of the commodity (acting dog) is increased and made more flexible. 0. If one dog is having a bad day on set, or is pushed beyond his level of endurance, his double is waiting in the wings.
A rabbit, or any animal, has as his natural birthright a kind of integrity, a control over himself that involves a certain relationship to his environment – his nest, burrow, or hive; his tree or field – and an imagistic authenticity. There are certain ways that a rabbit can naturally be, and other ways that are artificial. indd 35 4/4/2012 11:00:06 AM 36 An Introduction to Animals and Visual Culture To the extent that an image retains the authenticity of the rabbit’s context, background, and frame, the subject preserves a good deal of control over his life, his well-being, his habitat, and his existence.
It is colorful and eclectic, though not in ways that very closely reiterate the colors or activities of actual animals. indd 27 4/4/2012 11:00:06 AM 28 An Introduction to Animals and Visual Culture Brothers, and other studio workshops in the early- to mid-twentieth century, created a common and compelling style of animal representation that served to displace actual representational consciousness of animals. We have only so much space in our minds for thinking about animals, and the “easier,” more seductive cartoon images supplant cultural awareness of actual bunnies, ducks, pigs, and mice.
An Introduction to Animals and Visual Culture by R. Malamud