Antennae Magazine

Interview with curator, writer and founder of MOMA’s Video collection¬†Barbara LondonANTENNAE ISSUE 33 LevyLondon

This is the first of two issues of Antennae titled Naturally Hypernatural after a conference organized by Suzanne Anker, (Chair, BFA Fine Arts Department at the School of Visual Arts New York) and Sabine Flach (Chair, Department of Art History at the University of Graz). Naturally Hypernatural: Visions of Nature investigated the fluctuating ‘essences’ of ‘nature’ and the ‘natural’ in the 21st century.¬†Antennae has gathered a selection of papers presented at the conference. As part of the journal’s year-long exploration ‘beyond human-animal studies’ which began in March 2015 with the publication of the first of two installment titled Multispecies Intra-action, Natural Hypernatural’s contribution further problematizes the new philosophical and recent artistic approaches to the possibility of viable posthumanist models. The redefinition of the concepts of ‘natural’ and ‘artificial’ which so much characterize the Anthropocene are in these two issues embraced by each author in different and original ways. Here, anthropocentric systems are not replaced by zoo-centric ones. Authors thus attempt to grapple with different links and elusive networks between different species, spaces, organisms, and technologies.

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