Artist-in-Residence at Digital Artist Residency
== 1st May – 31st May 2017==
Agata Engelman is an artist and an academic working in the fields of philosophy and cultural studies. In her work, she engages the difficult relationships between the human and the nonhuman, with a special focus on radical politics, hybrid ontologies, and nature conservation after the end of Nature.
During the residency, Engelman will work on a two-part piece, ‘Eye for an eye’, which looks at reactions to the BBC documentary about the shoot-on-sight policy at the Kaziranga National Park in India, home to endangered one-horned rhinos. Park rangers are not prosecuted if they use lethal force against poachers, which started a heated discussion on the web. Word clouds will be made from comments found online, building up as more articles and comments are added. DAR website visitors can add their own opinions, changing the clouds. Over the time of the residency, Engelman will build scales weighing the deaths of rhinos and people, informed by the word clouds.