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Preternatural

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ISBN: 9781105245022 Year: Pages: 38 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0001.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Arts in general
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The preternatural, as explored by these artists, disturb the ontological boundaries of art, nature and metaphysics. They exist within the folds of classificatory thresholds: both beyond and between nature and supernature; human and animal; vegetable and mineral; living and dead. The confusion between animate and inanimate is a primary concern, a surreality which unites with the preternatural’s love for reveling in the mysterious: bizarre fragments, unreadable words, objects of absurd scale, and distortions of the relativity of time and space flourish throughout this exhibition. Preternatural is the catalogue for a multi-site art exhibition (9 December 2011 through 17 February 2012, in Ottawa, Canada) that draws from the idea that art itself is a form of preternatural pursuit, in which the artists participating explore the bewildering condition of being in between the mundane and the marvelous in nature. It questions a world that understands itself as accessible, reachable, and ‘knowable’ and counters it with a consideration of this heterogenous proposition.

La question animale

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ISBN: 9782753512917 9782753547278 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Rennes
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Une « question animale » se pose avec insistance aujourd’hui : découvertes majeures en éthologie, avec la mise en évidence de cultures animales ; prolifération de discours philosophiques, d’essais littéraires, de récits consacrés aux bêtes, multipliant les protocoles de relecture qui questionnent les rapports entre la raison et le sensible ; développement d’une « éthique animale » et « environnementale ». Car cet intérêt se dessine sur fond de catastrophe écologique et d’extinction des espèce...

The Space of Culture – the Place of Nature in Estonia and Beyond

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Book Series: Approaches to Culture Theory ISBN: 9789949196234 Year: Pages: 191 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_425733 Language: English
Publisher: University of Tartu Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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This volume sets out to construct a tentative bridge between the physical and perceived (academic) worlds, between the understandings of culture and nature, their spatiality and temporality by tackling the spatiality of culture phenomena across disciplinary boundaries. The contributions are arranged around a general question of how humans organise the spaces in which they live. The book is divided according to three themes: the humanities and ecosemiotic approach to nature, constructing nature, and examining environmental and landscape change. The first provides an historical review of the humanities and expands on the more theoretical themes. The second section discusses some ways in constructing (wild) nature with specific examples. The final one illustrates the changes that various cultures have brought about in the environment examining landscapes and domestication. The space of culture and the place of nature in various cultures are discussed critically throughout the volume in a way that challenges their ontological separations and invites to discuss culture-nature relationships on a more balanced basis.

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