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Author: Jeffrey Kastner
Publisher: London : Whitechapel Gallery ; Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2012.
Series: Documents of contemporary art series.
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Kastner
ISBN: 9780262517669 0262517663 9780854881963 0854881964
OCLC Number: 747713052
Description: 239 pages ; 21 cm.
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.
Series Title: Documents of contemporary art series.
Responsibility: edited by Jeff Kastner.

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