Anti-Natural Even Salon (2016)

23 January 2018, dusan

“Anti-Natural prompts invited artists and theorists into a range of responses to notions on the production of the natural, where the human imperative is the need to produce or change nature, to re-nature nature, and so to make the highest poverty, the diagonalising of new ecologies and forms of life without the supra-prosthetic of ‘Nature’ itself.”

Contributions by Danilo Mandic, Himali Singh Soin, Inigo Wilkins, Jelena Stojkovic, Jonathan Kemp, Laboria Cuboniks / Diann Bauer, Marina Vishmidt, Nihal Yesil, Paul Abbott, Roc Jimenez de Cisneros, Sabina Ahn, Tim Goldie, Felix De Bousies, and _blank.

Publisher Even Press, London, 2016
52 pages

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Caren Kaplan: Aerial Aftermaths: Wartime from Above (2018)

16 January 2018, dusan

“From the first vistas provided by flight in balloons in the eighteenth century to the most recent sensing operations performed by military drones, the history of aerial imagery has marked the transformation of how people perceived their world, better understood their past, and imagined their future. In Aerial Aftermaths Caren Kaplan traces this cultural history, showing how aerial views operate as a form of world-making tied to the times and places of war. Kaplan’s investigation of the aerial arts of war—painting, photography, and digital imaging—range from England’s surveys of Scotland following the defeat of the 1746 Jacobite rebellion and early twentieth-century photographic mapping of Iraq to images taken in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. Throughout, Kaplan foregrounds aerial imagery’s importance to modern visual culture and its ability to enforce colonial power, demonstrating both the destructive force and the potential for political connection that come with viewing from above.”

Publisher Duke University Press, Durham, 2018
Next Wave: New Directions in Women’s Studies series
ISBN 9780822370086, 0822370085
xiv+298 pages
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Donna Haraway Reads The National Geographic on Primates (1987)

8 December 2017, dusan

“How does the ‘cultured’ gorilla, i.e. Koko, come to represent universal man? Author and cultural critic Donna Haraway untangles the web of meanings, tracing what gets to count as nature, for whom and when, and how much it costs to produce nature at a particular moment in history for a particular group of people. A feminist journey through the anthropological junglescape.”

Originally broadcasted on Paper Tiger Television in 1987.

The video was posted on the website of Paper Tiger TV in May 2017 under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND License.

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