Penumbra, a work by Hannah Black and Juliana Huxtable originally staged at Performance Space New York in 2019, depicts an animal, representing all animals, on trial for crimes including “being disgusting” and “the murder of everything.”
This new video is the creation of the New York-based creative studio And Or Forever. Animated versions of Black, as prosecution, and Huxtable, as defense, perform an adaptation of the original script. Reflecting on the animal/human distinction, nature and second nature, continuity and collapse, Penumbra depicts a dream-like confrontation between being and the law.
The film Penumbra, is a co-production of the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève for the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement 2021.