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Artistic Visions of the Anthropocene North
Climate Change and Nature in Art




ISBN 9781138232631
Published March 16, 2018 by Routledge
184 Pages

 
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In the era of the Anthropocene, artists and scientists are facing a new paradigm in their attempts to represent nature. Seven chapters, which focus on art from 1780 to the present that engages with Nordic landscapes, argue that a number of artists in this period work in the intersection between art, science, and media technologies to examine the human impact on these landscapes and question the blurred boundaries between nature and the human. Canadian artists such as Lawren Harris and Geronimo Inutiq are considered alongside artists from Scandinavia and Iceland such as J.C. Dahl, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Toril Johannessen, and Björk.

Table of Contents

List of Color Plates

List of Figures

List of Contributors

 

Introduction: Artistic Visions of the Anthropocene North: Climate

Change and Nature in Art

GRY HEDIN & ANN-SOFIE N. GREMAUD

PART I

Interaction between Art and Science

1 Anthropocene Beginnings: Entanglements of Art and Science in Danish Art and Archaeology 1780– 1840

GRY HEDIN

2 A Montage of Notes from Svalbard: Mediating the Arctic through

Artistic Research

EVA LA COUR

PART II

Changing Narratives of the Anthropocene and the North

3 Northern Landscape and the Anthropocene: A Long View

MARK A. CHEETHAM

4 "We All Have to Live By What We Know": Activating Memoryscapes in the North Baffin Inuit Drawing Collection to Understand Arctic Environmental Change

NORMAN VORANO

PART III

Media and Blurred Boundaries between Nature and the Human

5 Conversations between Body, Tree and Camera in the work of Eija-Liisa Ahtila

KATARINA WADSTEIN MACLEOD

6 Toril Johannessen’s In Search of Iceland Spar: Truth and Illusion in the Anthropocene

SYNNØVE MARIE VIK

7 From within the Porous Body: Modes of Engagement in Björk’s Biophilia Album

ANN-SOFIE N. GREMAUD

Bibliography 156

Index 169

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