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Title Nature / edited by Jeff Kastner.
Published London : Whitechapel Gallery ; Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2012.
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 Floor2  BH301.N3 N39 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Description 239 p. ; 21 cm.
Series Documents of contemporary art
Documents of contemporary art series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Material zones. Imagination and matter / Gaston Bachelard -- On the importance of natural disasters / Walter De Maria -- In conversation with Dennis Wheeler / Robert Smithson -- Systems aesthetics: conversation with Jeanne Siegel / Hans Haacke -- Looking at, and overlooking, women working in land art in the 1970s / Suzaan Boettger -- In conversation with Linda Montano / Ana Mendieta -- A nomad among builders / Michael Auping -- Scapeland / Jean-François Lyotard -- Between space and time / David Harvey -- Flow city / Mierle Laderman Ukeles -- Topologies: Michel Serres and the shapes of thought / Steven Connor -- Heather and Ivan Morison: Earthwalker / Emma Cocker -- On TechnoSphere / Jane Prophet -- Mind and body shifting: from networks to nanosystems / Victoria Vesna -- Vibrant matter: a political ecology of things / Jane Bennett -- Curie's children / Vilém Flusser -- A brief history of art involving DNA / George Gessert -- Interactive plant growing (1993) / Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau -- Art that looks you in the eye / Eduardo Kac -- In conversation with Thyrza Nichols Goodeve / Aziz + Cucher -- The extended body / Oron Catts & Ionart Zurr -- Evolutionary ideas. Creative evolution / Henri Bergson -- The biosphere / Vladimir Vernadsky -- Chance and necessity / Jacques Monod -- Steps to an ecology of mind / Gregory Bateson -- The three great movements / Arne Naess -- The three ecologies / Félix Guattari -- Nature and culture / Peter Halley -- Experimental geography / Trevor Paglen -- Remote possibilities: land art's changing terrain / Claire Bishop, Lynne Cooke, Tim Griffin, Pierre Huyghe, Pamela M. Lee, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Andrea Zittel -- On ecocivility / Helen & Newton Harrison -- In conversation with Stefano Boeri and Hans Ulrich Obrist / Tomás Saraceno -- Art in the age of technoscience / Ingeborg Reichle -- The history of telepresence: automata, illusion and rejecting the body / Oliver Grau -- A cyborg manifesto / Donna Haraway -- From psycho-body to cyber-systems: images as post-human entities / Stelarc -- No ghost / Tom McDonough -- Cognition and conscience. The natural fantastic / Roger Caillois -- What is it like to be a bat? / Thomas Nagel -- The animal that therefore I am / Jacques Derrida -- The open: man and animal / Giorgio Agamben -- In conversation with Robert Rosenblum / Alan Sonfist -- In conversation / Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman -- In conversation with Mark Dion / Andrew Ross -- The world we live in is a revelation / herman de vries -- Crossroads community (The Farm) / Bonnie Sherk -- 7,000 oaks: conversation with Richard Demarco / Joseph Beuys -- Notes on art as/and land reclamation / Robert Morris -- In conversation with Fareed Armaly and Ute Meta Bauer / Mel Chin -- In conversation with Shane Danaher / Mary Mattingly -- In conversation with Tim Chamberlain / Brandon Ballengée -- Please don't feed the animals / Jesse Ashlock -- Marcus Coates / Mark Sheerin -- Rachel Berwick: Zugunruhe (2009) / Denise Markonish -- Justine Cooper: the awe of natural history collections / Carl Zimmer -- Earth sound research revival: conversation with Jörg Heiser / Henrik Håkansson -- The politics of life itself / Nikolas Rose -- Contestational biology / Critical Art Ensemble -- Zhao Renhui: The blind / Paul Tebbs -- Will non-humans be saved? : an argument in ecotheology / Bruno Latour -- Biographical notes.
Summary This anthology considers how the rise of transdisciplinary practices in the post-war era allowed for new kinds of artistic engagement with nature. It provides an overview of the eclectic scientific and philosophical sources that inform contemporary art's investigations of nature.
Subject Nature (Aesthetics)
Arts, Modern -- Themes, motives.
Related Names Kastner, Jeffrey.
ISBN 9780262517669 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0262517663 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 747713052