Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Cats Happen

I just wrote this in Dark Ecology, hahaha:

The ambiguous status of cats is not quite the “companion species” Haraway thinks through human coexistence with dogs. Within agrilogistical social space cats stand for the ontological ambiguity of lifeforms and indeed of things at all. Cats are a neighbor species. Too many concepts are implied in the notion of “companion.” The penetrating gaze of a cat is used as the gaze of the extraterrestrial alien, because cats are the intraterrestrial alien. Cats just happen. “Cats happen” would be a nicely ironic agrilogistical T-shirt slogan.


Derek Woods said...

Terry O'Connor on the longue duree of cats in 'Animals as Neighbors'

Anonymous said...

Spokesvulture for Felines