By R. Malamud
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Is the jellyfish somehow, metaphysically, visible and invisible at the same time? Do we see some but not all of the animal? (If so, what parts? indd 19 4/4/2012 11:58:11 AM 20 An Introduction to Animals and Visual Culture we can always see, and some we never see? ) What are the characteristics of the visual animal, and of its alter-ego, the invisible animal? After being warned of the tentative and limited visibility, we proceed through the poem to encounter a few brief but tantalizing cues that make the reader want to visualize the animal.
If so, what parts? indd 19 4/4/2012 11:58:11 AM 20 An Introduction to Animals and Visual Culture we can always see, and some we never see? ) What are the characteristics of the visual animal, and of its alter-ego, the invisible animal? After being warned of the tentative and limited visibility, we proceed through the poem to encounter a few brief but tantalizing cues that make the reader want to visualize the animal. The jellyfish fluctuates. (How interesting – what is that like? Like a chameleon changing colors?
In other circumstances, happier circumstances for them, animals have greater self-determination and a more natural existence, but we are interested in animals mainly in terms of what they can do for us – how they can please, or amuse, or satiate us – and their own freedom and integrity are diametrically opposed to our ability to do with them what we will. * * * * Animals in the news exemplify another kind of fame, transitory media attention. Some animals, fulfilling Andy Warhol’s prophecy, will be famous for fifteen minutes.