“Throughout my career, I have only encountered the use of animals in art when we received a report about the Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in February earlier this year. An installation by Céleste Boursier-Mougenot utilised live finches. The objective of the installation was for visitors to interact with the simulation of the finches’ environment, however, in reality, it sentenced the finches to several weeks of boredom and potential abuse.”

Ashley Fruno, DISCUSSING ANIMAL RIGHTS AND THE ARTS in ANTENNAE, issue 19 – Winter 2011