Bugs and Beasts Before the Law (2019)
Film and Video Installation

'Bugs and Beasts before the Law' is an experimental film that explores the medieval practice of putting animals on trial. This history of colonial law-making forged political and sometimes profane relationships between humans and animals. Bambitchell's new essayistic work reimagines common perceptions of legal history and, in doing so, produces a world where past and present, fiction and non-fiction, human and animal fuse.

Co-produced by Mercer Union and The Henry Art Gallery
With production support from Akademie Schloss Solitude, MacDowell Colony, The Darling Foundry and Canada Council for the Arts

Mercer Union Exhibition

14 September 2019 - 2 November 2019
Opening Reception 13 September 2019 7pm

Upcoming Screenings
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, September
RIDM Montreal, November

*installation images of Mercer Union. image credit: Toni Hafkenscheid