All Animals Are Equal


Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA, Performance September/October 2004

"Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which." From George Orwell's Animal Farm

Animal Farm is a story with everything: camaraderie, suspense, war, greed, and pigs that run a farm. With the help of a continuous empty threat of terrorism, they transform a utopian idealism into an authoritarian dictatorship.

Sean Fletcher and I adapted the story and recited it in its entirety over the air-waves as part of the NPR (Neighborhood Public Radio) project at Southern Exposure Gallery in San Francisco, CA. The reading was broadcasted at a frequency that was just out of the human hearing range but within the range of most domestic and wild urban animals which were invited to come to the gallery. "Cliff Notes" and beverages were provided for the human audience.
--I.R.


Fletcher Work
Reichert Work