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January/February 2014 Centerfold

Animalia by C. Ryder Cooley | Artscope Magazine
art: Animalia
artist: C. Ryder Cooley

Animalia is an inter-species fairytale about a girl who must learn to fly in order to escape from social distress, environmental destruction and the threat of impending war. She connects with secret bee societies and then joins the circus only to discover it is a secret military operation. She then runs away to the woods and falls under the spell of a mystercal deer. When she becomes an antlered deer-creature, she finally achieves flying powers and enters an ethereal world of hybrid creatures.

Animalia the video has a multi-media performance piece that goes with this called Xmalia. We’d love to perform this around New England and elsewhere.

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