The Sad Cactus
I saw faces, legs, arms reaching towards each other – dancing, hiding away. I saw joy, but also sadness and loneliness. When we feel, our bodies change. Others feel too. The bodies and many shapes a cactus can behold – each of them a character. With feelings, but feelings which we cannot understand. We can only judge their emotions based on our own way of perceiving them. If we would be sensitive towards other ways of feeling, what can a cactus teach us about emotions?
This work aims to create a space where feeling empathy for the non-human becomes possible.
Ira Grünberger, 2022