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THE JOURNAL OF NATURE IN VISUAL CULTURE

 

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Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture

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CARY WOLFE

Since the very beginning, rethinking human/animal relations has entailed reconsidering epistemology, ontology, and ethics. Along the way, on this ambitious journey, contemporary art has constantly provided invaluable opportunities to push disciplinary boundaries and test philosophical notions to the breaking point. Twenty years later, so much has happened in animal-studies and much more has changed in contemporary art and philosophical discourse.   more>>

Henrik Håkansson investigates the relationship between people, animals, insects and plants, and various forms of science. He does so by taking the role of a biologist and discoverer. His approach springs from a fascination for biological structures. Through his observations, he aims to close the gap with nature and to make the viewer receptive to natural processes. In many ways, his work intersects with the practice of Andrew Yang, an artist, scientist and scholar actively engaged in the bridging notions of micro and macro dimensions through representation. more>>

This issue of Antennae marks the celebration of the journal’s ten years of activity. From the very start, Antennae has provided a platform for new voices—it has outlined an academic space marked by a certain fluidity of content and freedom of format designed to foster the multidisciplinarity that is essential to the study of human/non-human relations. It is for this reason that the interview format has constantly been one of the most important publishing dimensions for the journal. It is in interviews that artists and scholars explore the side-lines of their practices, the loose and dead ends, and talk about the 'heart of the matter' with the same level of dedication.

 

It seems therefore appropriate that Antennae’s first ten years should be marked by the release of two issues entirely dedicated to the interview format. Members of Antennae’s academic and advisory boards were asked to choose their interlocutors in order to address an issue dear to them. The idea was to gather some of the most influential thinkers, artists, writers, and makers in the field of nature and art to produce an archive of contemporary outlooks framed by multidisciplinary outlooks. The result is a series of original perspectives, exchanges, and investigations that capture the essence of what it means to be working with human/non-human issues at this point of the Anthropocene. Commissioning interviews for an issue entirely dedicated to this format is a gamble — it means letting collaborators share the editorial driving seat without knowing exactly where they want to drive. But the gamble has paid off — I could have not hoped for a more colorful cast, and hope Antennae’s readers will find these interviews informative as well as inspirational.

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HENRIK HÅKANSSON

Interviewed by Giovanni Aloi

 

Interviewed by Andrew Yang

Ken Rinaldo, an American artist and educator internationally recognized for his interactive robotics and bio-art installations has  interviewed artists Erwin Driessens and Maria Verstappen. What ensued was an exchange focussing on the challenges and productivities of bio art, new technologies, and the intermingling of science and art.   more>>

Interviewed by Ken Rinaldo

Over the past five years, Object-Oriented Ontology has taken the philosophical world by storm. Graham Harman’s notion that everything is an object unravels new conceptions of agency in which objects can come into contact but never fully access each other. The ontological reconsiderations it proposes are fascinating as much as the ethical questions it leaves unanswered.  more >>

GRAHAM HARMAN

Interviewed by Caroline Picard

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ERWIN DRIESSENS & MARIA VERSTAPPEN

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MUSTAFA SABBAGH

Inteviewed by Cecilia Novero

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Ron Broglio and Lynn Turner are influential voices in the field of visual culture and animal studies. Ron Broglio's research focuses on how philosophy and aesthetics can help us rethink the relationship between humans and the environment. Lynn Turner’s research explores how animal and sexual differences matter in visual and aural culture as well as continental philosophy, literature and psychoanalysis. In this interview Lynn discusses her approach to the non-human at the intersection of animal studies and Derrida’s work.  more>>

LYNN TURNER

Interviewed by Ron Broglio

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Mustafa Sabbagh is one of the most original and exciting art photographers of this decade. His work effortlessly straddles the artistic dimension and the fashion aesthetic often incorporating taxidermy animals and gender destabilizing aesthetic strategies. In this interview, Cecilia Novero, a scholar of visual culture and animal studies whose work scrutinizes underexplored issues in representation, discusses with Sabbagh the importance of vulnerability, beauty, playful-ness, and death in the imbrication of animals, animalité, and photography.  more>>

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"I am drawn to environments

that are elemental and extreme,

the ends of the earth..."

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DOROTHY CROSS

Interviewed by Angela Singer

Both Dorothy Cross and Angela Singer work with animal skins. Cross came to widespread attention when she began a series of works featuring cow skins and cow udders. In her art she amalgamates found and constructed objects. These assemblages invariably have the effect of reinvigorating the lives of everyday things, sometimes humorous, sometimes disturbing, always intellectually stimulating and physically arresting. Angela Singer’s body of work comprises of discarded hunting trophies and other taxidermy that strives to illuminate human exploitive tendencies of animal life. In this interview, Cross and Singer discuss animal surfaces, environmental activism, and ethics.  more>>

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KATHY HIGH

Interviewed by Jessica Ullrich

Kathy High is an interdisciplinary artist working in the areas of technology, science, speculative fiction and art. She produces videos and installations posing queer and feminist inquiries into areas of medicine/bio-science, and animal/interspecies collaborations. In this issue of Antennae she is interviewed by Jessica Ullrich, curator and scholar on subject of animals in contemporary art. Jessica is one of the most influential animal studies figures in continental Europe. more>>

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THE INTERVIEW ISSUE

CARYWOLFE GIOVANNIALOI GRAHAMHARMAN CAROLINEPICARD  

LYNNTURNER

RONBROGLIO KATHYHIGH JESSICAULLRICH

HENRIKHÅKANSSON ANDREWYANG ERWINDRIESSENS

MARIAVERSTAPPEN

KENRINALDO MUSTAFASABBAGH CECILIANOVERO DOROTHYCROSS

ANGELASINGER

 

 

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