anorak, Lukas Ludwig, James Rushford
Essay & Audiobook published on Before Law, a web-based artist project by BAMBITCHELL (Sharlene Bamboat & Alexis Mitchell)
Taking the form of an essay and audiobook Donkey is a fragment of a curatorial research project—an engagement with the donkey as cultural product, with melancholy and affirmation, of the carrying of heavy loads and the relieving of burdens, of
language and the desire to refuse, of power and devotion, of mysticism and mystical transfiguration. Donkey is an object of projection, a mirror of desires. Donkey is a vessel that is slowly filled and rapidly emptied.
The hour-long audio book version is complemented with music by Lukas Ludwig and composer and musician James Rushford who generously gave the donkey a voice.