ANTENNAE

THE JOURNAL OF NATURE IN VISUAL CULTURE

 

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Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

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Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

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Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

While apocalyptic visions of the Anthropocene appear closer than ever before, we might ask, ‘what is the role played by visual media, art, and communication in supporting, informing, and driving creative forms of viable resistance?’ ‘How is the complicated relationship between art and science impacted by these cultural turns?’ And ‘how might contested notions of truth shape essential research questions and methodologies?’

 

This issue of Antennae is the second of two instalments titled after a symposium I coorganized at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in collaboration with many like-minded colleagues who share similar concerns for the future of our planet. Truth.Climate.Now. creatively addressed recent discourses and practices that define our complex relationship with nature and culture in the current political moment. Much of its focus revolved around how notions of post-truth might impact the already complicated relationship between art and science. How might contested notions of truth shape essential research questions and methodologies? The representations, policies, and lived experiences of climate a

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DONNA HARAWAY

"Antennae Ten is replete with quirky, generative engagements with many of the most influential figures in the last ten amazing years of irreverent, passionate, ethically brave, artfully innovative work for and with the critters of terra, living and dead."

DOUGFOG GIOVANNIALOI GRAHAMHARMAN CAROLINEPICARD  

LYNNTURNER

RONBROGLIO KATHYHIGH JESSICAULLRICH

HENRIKHÅKANSSON ANDREWYANG ERWINDRIESSENS

MARIAVERSTAPPEN

KENRINALDO MUSTAFASABBAGH CECILIANOVERO DOROTHYCROSS

ANGELASINGER

 

 

CAROL J ADAMS

SUZANNE ANKER

JONATHAN BIRTH

DOROTHY CROSS

CARSTON HOLLAR

GARY HUME

OLEG KULIG

ROSEMARYTROCCO

PAULINE OLIVERO

PETER SINGER

LOISWAINTERBER

CARY WOLFE

 

 

 

Soha Alattas • Giovanni Aloi

Sara Black • Jeremy Bolen

Adam Brooks • Amber Ginsburg

Brian Kirkbride • Steve Klee

Karsten Lund • Tyler Morgan

Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou

Sanne Sinnige • Mathew Wilson

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ANTENNAE

THE JOURNAL OF NATURE

IN VISUAL CULTURE

AVAILABLE NOW

TRUTH. CLIMATE. NOW.

ISSUE 44 — SUMMER 2018

change inevitably became a point of culmination for all of these concerns. This issue, and the previous, are in part informed by the content of the symposium and the events that surrounded it.

 

FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE

DR. GIOVANNI ALOI

Editor in Chief of Antennae Project

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A DECADE of COMMENTARY, CONTROVERSY and CONVERSATION EXAMINING the NON-HUMAN

ANTENNAE TEN

Antennae Ten documents the non-human turn which has so pronouncedly characterized the cultural discourses of the new millennium, is most definitely going to shape the course of our troubled future with the planet. Featuring the voices and work of some of the most influential artists and scholars involved in the subject of the non-human and visual cultures, this collection is an unorthodox reference point, a verbatim account of the main ideas and movements, and an archive of original documents indispensable to tracing the intersections and origins of anthropogenic discourses.

34 ESSAYS and INTERVIEWS

FEATURING KEY CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS

and SCHOLARS

329 PAGES, 202 ILLUSTRATIONS

NOW IN PRINT

"I'm concerned that our species

is able to transfer technical knowledge to the next generation so effectively that they can immediately build upon it, while ethical or experiential knowledge is very difficult to relay. We can teach our children how to make nuclear weapons but not how horrific it is to use them."

BRIAN KIRKBRIDE

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COMING SOON

ISSUE 43 — SPRING 2018

MARCH 21

 

 

 

 

"As a concept, post-truth has... already manifested itself as an insidious rewriting tool of past and present histories, revealing our reliance on 'truth-making' as a necessary building block of what we used to call civilization."

ANTENNAE ISSUE 44

INHUMANIST ART AND THE DECOLONIZATION OF NATURE

by Steve Klee

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UNTHOUGHT ENVIRONMENTS

Giovanni Aloi interviews Karsten Lund

The manifesto of Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson, aka Industry of the Ordinary states: "Through sculpture, text, photography, video, sound and performance, Industry of the Ordinary are dedicated to an exploration and celebration of the customary, the everyday, and the usual.  MORE >>

HISTORY AND FORGETTING

Giovanni Aloi interviews Adam Brooks and Mathew Wilson

Exploring and analyzing high volumes of data is becoming increasingly difficult given the overflow of data in today’s world. While information visualization can help to deal with this issue, Soha Alattas focuses on creating visual and wearable artworks made from global crises data such as the number of refugees and displaced populations worldwide to raise awareness and engage the public with current social issues.  MORE >>

SHATTERED

by Soha Alattas

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7000 Marks takes a Sudden Oak Death-infected tanoak tree and transforms it into 7000 pencils. The work contrasts Joseph Beuys’ utopian declaration of 7000 Oaks by problematizing ideas of conservation through the lens of immigration, xenophobia and ecosystem collapse. An outcome of global industrial trade, the pathogen Phytophthora ramorum (Sudden Oak Death/SOD) has traveled on commodity lumber and nursery trees to the United States. Trees infected with SOD are ‘quarantined’ and cannot be moved until processed into lumber and kiln dried.  MORE >>

7000 MARKS

by Sara Black and Amber Ginsburg

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Antiquity of the Anthropocene began through my interest in the sacred nature of the surrounding environment and grew to include a wider scope of spiritual and cultural activity. Embedded with energy of the site and spirit of the individuals, the stones and the objects tell stories of the land, humans who have used them and the places they have been. MORE >>

ANTIQUITY OF THE ANTHROPOCENE

by Tyler Morgan

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One of the first provocative changes operated by the Trump administration was the removal of the climate change page from the Whitehouse official website. Many researchers began to worry about the status of critical climate data hosted on other government websites, at which point, activist groups across the country began backing up large amounts of environmental data.  MORE >>

CLIMATE ACTIVISM IN 2018

Giovanni Aloi interviews Brian Kirkbride

COMING SOON

ISSUE 45 — AUTUMN 2018

SEPTEMBER 21

 

 

 

44 COVER

This essay seeks to challenge the hold exerted by the Object Oriented Ontology/Actor-Network Theory/New Materialism axis on contemporary art. It does so in order to pursue a theory that might aid the decolonisation of nature. This includes providing resources for a strong defence against post-truth ideology.  MORE >>

Unthought Environments is informed by evolving discussions in various fields, including media studies, ecology, and philosophy. Against this backdrop, new and recent artworks offer a set of explorations with different focal points in the elemental sphere as it intersects with our more human-made domains.  MORE >>

Questioning modes of depicting the invisible, my research and work has been investigating many sites that contain unresolved energies remaining from Scientific exploration, military testing and industrial pursuits. MORE >>

SITE A/PLOT M

by Jeremy Bolen

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This article seeks to explore the origins of copper through a reflection on the landscape of Katanga, Democratic Republic of Congo, in Sammy Baloji’s Pungulume (2016) and Bodil Furu’s Mangeurs de Cuivre (2016). Informed by the definition of landscape as a set of forms that is generated through a process while embodying history, and the concept of ‘slow violence’, that is delayed and invisible and thus a challenge to be visualised, the authors analyse the historical and social meanings of the depicted landscapes. MORE >>

COPPER MEANS TROUBLE

by Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou and Sanne Sinnige

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INDUSTRY of the ORDINARY

"We are not responsible."

GIOVANNI ALOI