Artist Ruth Burke's creative practice exists in both the studio and the pasture. Working side-by-side with a small herd of dairy cows, combining experiential and philosophical research, her practice centers on interspecies relationships. Ruminant brings the viewer through the barn, into the pasture, the territory of the cow. The work uses sound, video, installation, sculpture, and performance to explore interspecies kinship, ultimately posing the question "what does it mean to have kinship with a cow?"
Ruth Burke is a 2017 MFA in Art candidate.
Photo: Emily Schiffer
This work is featured as part of Pathways: The 2017 Graduate Thesis Exhibition, on display from March 10 - April 1, 2017 at the Stamps Gallery on in Ann Arbor. Visit the exhibition page for dates, times, and hours.