“However one interprets it, whatever practical, technical, scientific, legal, ethical, or political consequence one draws from it, no one can today deny this event – that is, the unprecedented proportions of this subjection of the animal. Such a subjection, whose history we are attempting to interpret, can be called violence in the most morally neutral sense of the term and even includes the interventionist violence that is practiced, as in some very minor and in no way dominant cases, let us never forget, in the service of or for the protection of the animal, but most often the human animal. Neither can one seriously deny the disavowal that this involves.”
Derrida, The Animal.
120x150cm, inkjet on duratrans, backlit