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The Resource Beyond the world's end : arts of living at the crossing, T. J. Demos, (electronic book)

Beyond the world's end : arts of living at the crossing, T. J. Demos, (electronic book)

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Beyond the world's end : arts of living at the crossing
Title
Beyond the world's end
Title remainder
arts of living at the crossing
Statement of responsibility
T. J. Demos
Title variation
Beyond the World's End: Arts of Living at the Crossing
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In BEYOND THE WORLD'S END art theorist and critic TJ Demos argues for an intersectional approach to issues of environmental and social justice, where questions of indigeneity, race, and settler colonialism are thought together with those of ecology. He advocates for what he calls creative ecologies, and he explores how artists are engaging with climate change, racial capitalism, and neoliberalism. He shows how these art practices need to stretch beyond the conventionally recognized bounds of artwork. Throughout, he considers the visual politics of climate change and a range of artistic practices that provide compelling radical propositions for changing our current climate and cultural predicaments. Chapter 1 considers the visual politics of climate refuges through an analysis of John Akomfrah's film Vertigo Sea. Chapter 2 is about contemporary extraction: its visual cultures as well as the politics and aesthetics of emergent forms of resistance today. The responses of migration to a network of forces such as economic conditions, social factors, and governmental legal frameworks are outlined in chapter 3. Chapter 4 describes ecomedia, exploring the hidden potentials of environmental media and political aesthetics. In chapter 5 Demos discusses a theatrical enactment comprising a 90-minute courtroom performance designed by Laura Gustafsson and Terike Jaapoja to address the question of the legal rights of nonhumans. The trial constructs an imaginary juridical system that grants animals legal standing, thereby questioning why animals have no representation or intrinsic value in real courts. Chapter 6 considers two ideologies that speak to the conditions of the Anthropocene. The first is a futurist vision of the Anthropocene where humans are able to use climate engineering to stabilize temperatures, and the second is Afrofuturism and the imagining of a co-existence of equality, love, and peace. Both future modelings offer an expedient comparison and startling contrast between the current techno-scientific rationality of climate-change response and the socio-environmental justice concerns around racial capitalism. The book ends with a chapter on Trumpism and the state of emergency that the world finds itself in with the rise of post-democratic authoritarian capitalism while fossil-fueled climate change continues to affect our world. Demos ends by concluding that, in order to enact a paradigm shift in fundamental values, it will take nothing less than the building of entirely different cultures, empowering diverse allies to be participants in transforming the world as we know it. This book will be of interest to artists and art critics as well as scholars in art, environmental humanities, globalization, and cultural studies"--
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Demos, T. J
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N8217.E28
LC item number
D45 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Ecology in art
  • Human ecology in art
  • Social justice in art
  • Art and society
  • Art
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Beyond the world's end : arts of living at the crossing, T. J. Demos, (electronic book)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-248) and index
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ebs26492218e
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online
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9781478012252
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Label
Beyond the world's end : arts of living at the crossing, T. J. Demos, (electronic book)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-248) and index
Control code
ebs26492218e
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781478012252
Isbn Type
(online)
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(EBZ)ebs26492218e

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