Land Art in/and the Anthropocene

Land Art in/and the Anthropocene

researchers:

Alice Smits (GRA)

project link: LAPS

 

research question: What kind of alternative nature-culture relations imagining  new ways of being in the world are proposed in contemporary land art practices and theory?

 

In my practice and research as a curator/researcher I focus on art in which alternative imaginations of nature-culture relations are developed in contemporary land art practices and theory. In the face of an urgent ecological crisis one of the biggest challenges is to reimagine our relationship to the land we inhabit. Rethinking nature-culture relations does not only define nature in different ways but also radically repositions us as humans, pointing to alternative ways of knowing and being in the world. Taking inspiration from Felix Guattari’s theory of the three ecologies, I explore the development of new subjectivities in the work of artists dealing with land in terms of what he calls an ‘ecosophy’.