April 5th, 2012
Boundaries are invisible until they are broken. In the series Territory, Sarah Milbrath examines domestic animals’ ownership of spaces and the limits of their boundaries while juxtaposing this tension with the personal boundaries humans establish. Although animals are not always attributed consciousness of the “self”, they are, however, capable of expression. In many ways, animals embody a more true form of human emotion. Their attenuated sense of shame or embarrassment makes their reactions seem more genuine than ours.