For their docu series Domestication: A History, ARTE investigates the history of human civilisation through the history of the domestication of animals that made it possible. In the second episode, ARTE interviews artist Koen Vanmechelen about his views on this matter, and his work on domestication in general.
For their podcast 'Wildernissen' Laure and Linde Devroey invited Koen Vanmechelen for a conversation about cross-pollination and the wild gene of chickens and artists. Philosopher Norbert Peeters and writer Mariken Heitman join the conversation about domestication and "rewilding". Together they investigate the big and small wildernesses in the world. On the border between nature and culture, they bring reflections on the place of wildness in modern life.
Koen Vanmechelen is featured in the prestigious ARTE programme “Twist”. The central question of “Das Tier und wir” is what happens when the animal, with its characteristics and abilities, is at the center of art? To find answers, ARTE traveled to LABIOMISTA, the studio and animal park of artist Koen Vanmechelen in Genk (BE).