Nature / edited by Jeff Kastner. - London : Cambridge, Mass. : Whitechapel Gallery ; MIT Press, 2012. - 239 pages ; 21 cm. - Documents of contemporary art . - Documents of contemporary art series. .

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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

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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Nature in art.
Nature (Aesthetics)
Arts, Modern--Themes, motives.

BH301.N3 / N39 2012

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