凝視的痛苦 公立動物收容所「動物安樂死」作為創作之研究

外文標題: 
The Suffering of GazeCreation Research on「Animal Euthanasia」in the Public Animal Shelter
出版年份: 
2014年
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摘要

創作者在公立動物收容所從事志工的期間,一直在想,能用藝術作品為動物們做些什麼,尤其是在公立動物收容所的動物,他們的來源有很多種,有棄養、有民眾放養式的養法,而造成動物被清潔隊抓進收容所。因此本論文從動物福利與動物權利談起,針對公立動物收容所中同伴動物的動物福利、安樂死提供個人粗淺的看法,藉由繪畫、錄像與裝置作品表達創作者在面對同伴動物在公立動物收容所被執行「動物安樂死」前與後的處境,探討同伴動物在公立動物收容所中的痛苦,表達人類在對於同伴動物是如何的可有可無與不負責任。
在論文中,創作者以凝視與他者的概念作為作品的創作文本。凝視,是用創作者本身對公立動物收容所中動物的觀察,看到他們對情感的渴求、對人的信任,在生命中的最後一程,仍向人投射出情感的交流。他者,是創作者以人的立場來看一般民眾對生活中的貓、狗,的看法,民眾在面對貓、狗與自身的資源分配或環境時,動物常常是被遺忘和壓迫的一群,民眾常會用他者的觀念來分離自身與動物的情感,進而漠視他們的需求。
創作者藉由此論文希望大眾能正視流浪動物與同伴動物在公立動物收容所的狀況與精神壓力,對於繫在每個動物身體的項圈,所代表的承諾,都能堅守至動物終老。

關鍵字:動物福利、動物收容所、安樂死、記憶、凝視

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Abstract
While artisits were engaged in volunteering at a public animal shelter, they couldn’t help but wonder if they could use their artistic work to do something to help the animals. Animals in the public animal shelters come from a variety of sources; some were born strays and others were abandoned by their owners and were later captured and thrown into the shelter by the sanitation team. Therefore, this study will dicuss animal welfare and animal rights, specifically regarding the welfare of companion animals in public animal shelters, and the superficial view Euthanasia provides, through paintings, video recordings and installation art pieces to show the artists’ reactions before and after their companion animals in the public animal shelters were executed through “Animal Euthanasia”. In addition, it will discuss the pain and suffering companion animals go through in public animal shelters, to express how the way people treat companion animals is dispensable and irresponsible. In the thesis,the creator uses the concepts of “gaze” and “otherness” to serve as a creative text in his work. With “Gaze”, the author himself views the public animal shelter to observe the animals desire for emotion, trust in others and how in their last leg of life, they still project their emotional exchange with people. With “Otherness” the author takes the standpoint of another person to see how the average person relates to the cats and dogs in their life, how people relate to dogs and cats and how during the allocation of resources or environment, animals are often a forgotten and oppressed group.People often use the concept of “otherness” to separate the emotions between animals and thenselves, thus disregarding the needs of the animals. Through this thesis, the artists hopes that the public will face the situations and mental stress stray animals and companion animals in public animal shelters must face, realize the responsibility and commitment placing a collar on an animals body entails, so that they may adhere to that commitment till the animals last days.

Keywords:animal welfare, animal shelters, euthanasia, memory, gaze