In January 1999, Alessandra Sanguinetti was working on her project On the Sixth Day, set in the countryside near Buenos Aires. Exploring the relationship between human and beast, On the Sixth Day offers an intimate vision of both coexistence and brutality where the lives of animals and farmers share a practical and ritual space. “The project interprets the people and animals inhabiting the Pampas, their relationship with each other and the land. In the rural farmland of Argentina, this relationship is part of everyday life. Small and open land farming, unlike intensive and factory farming, has resulted in a language of traditions that persist over the years, where the cycle of life and death is present every day, from dawn to dusk.”

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