Play Down
by Agnieszka Mastalerz, 2017, 2'27'
Courtesy of Wechta Stallion Station, Polonia

Presented at VISIO. Moving Images After Post-Internet (2019)
In Play Down, Polish employees in a stud station lead one of the horses into aseptic, bare room to collect his sperm. Once refrigerated it will be used or exported abroad to improve and increase the breeding of new champions. The horse is forced to live a simulated reality only to respond to the market demand. The work becomes a critical stance against the industrial exploitation of animals and the dominant power of men over all other species.
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