Jacana Wildlife Studios : Jean-Philippe Varin

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Jacana Wildlife Studios
Involved in Wildlife activities since 1964, Jean-Philippe Varin created these unique studios in 1984. In this wildlife centre, two hours drive south from Paris, which is not open to the public, we have more than 2,000 animals that are specially trained for cinema, advertising, photography and events. Over 8,000 square meters of buildings and 15 hectares of woodland are dedicated to: invertebrates, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and of course “pets”.

Following Ecce Canis performance, panel discussion with Jean-Philippe Varin from Jacana Wild Life Studios and the wranglers and trainers of the wolves du discuss phylogenetics of the wolf, human-wolf-dog relations and animal ethics in general.

Venue :
Nadir – Friche de l’Antre-Peaux
Saturday 8 from 6:30pm at 7h30pm

Preparations of performance Ecce Canis at Jacana Wild Life Studios

Preparations of performance “I hunt nature and culture hunts me” by Maja Smrekar (Si) for les Rencontres Bandits-Mages 2014.
Project Ecce Canis in series K9 Topology. With trainers Véronique Gérault (La Louve des Carpates), Christophe Gaudry et zoologiste Jean-Philippe Varin, animal trainer for film and director of Jacana Wild Life Studios based in Sainte-Montaine in le Cher, France.