Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters among Aesthetics, by Heather Davis, Etienne Turpin (eds.)

By Heather Davis, Etienne Turpin (eds.)

Taking as its premise that the proposed geologic epoch of the Anthropocene is unavoidably a classy occasion, this ebook explores the connection among modern artwork and data creation in an period of ecological main issue, with contributions from artists, curators, theorists and activists. participants contain Amy Balkin, Ursula Biemann, Amanda Boetzkes, Lindsay Bremner, Joshua Clover & Juliana Spahr, Heather Davis, Sara Dean, Elizabeth Ellsworth & Jamie Kruse (smudge studio), Irmgard Emmelhainz, Anselm Franke, Peter Galison, Fabien Giraud & Ida Soulard, Laurent Gutierrez & Valérie Portefaix (MAP Office), Terike Haapoja & Laura Gustafsson, Laura corridor, Ilana Halperin, Donna Haraway & Martha Kenney, Ho Tzu Nyen, Bruno Latour, Jeffrey Malecki, Mary Mattingly, Mixrice (Cho Jieun & Yang Chulmo), Natasha Myers, Jean-Luc Nancy & John Paul Ricco, Vincent Normand, Richard Pell & Emily Kutil, Tomás Saraceno, Sasha Engelmann & Bronislaw Szerszynski, Ada Smailbegovic, Karolina Sobecka, Zoe Todd, Richard Streitmatter-Tran & Vi Le, Anna-Sophie Springer, Sylvère Lotringer, Peter Sloterdijk, Etienne Turpin, Pinar Yoldas, and Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, Oliver Kellhammer & Marina Zurkow.

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38 See Zurkow, Kellhammer, Ertl and Chaudhuri in this volume. 39 See Frank Biermann, Earth System Governance: World Politics in the Anthropocene (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014), and Brad Evans and Julian Reid, Resilient Life: The Art of Living Dangerously (Cambridge: Polity, 2014). 40 Maurizio Lazzarato, Governing by Debt, 229–30. 41 On the role of complexity and logistics within capitalist axiomatics, see, respectively, Saskia Sassen, Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy (Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 2014), and Deborah Cowen, The Deadly Life of Logistics: Mapping Violence in Global Trade (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014).

They are ready to move from the scientific-political question, but are they ready to move to the question of narrative? It is difficult because these words, like rhetoric, are difficult to implement positively. ” I don’t think you can move in the direction of narrative, even though when you add geopolitics, policy, alternative futures, and alternative cosmologies, you might nudge scientists in this direction. There is a very important aspect of this discussion for the literary people, which is the source of my interest in collaborating with the novelist Richard Powers.

But who announces the end? The anthropos? Or the police and the bureaucrats? Who tells us how to feel it, or think it, or obey it? We prefer not to be told—trying to inhabit a suicidal system assumes a sad defeat from the outset; it is an approach lacking in both numeracy and imagination. But there is a ditch on both sides of this road to nowhere. 103 If we are going to stop hoping for the best, let’s stop worrying about the worst while we’re at it. ”104 Still, we’re tired of pretending it will all be okay.

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