Aarhus Universitets segl

Infrastructures of Earthly Love: Geophilia in Contemporary Art

Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentation - typerForedrag og mundtlige bidrag

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Sebastian Ørtoft Rasmussen - Oplægsholder

The seemingly ever-expanding extraction, transportation, and widespread use of geological resources in our daily lives have also affected the contemporary art world: From film, through literature to arts, exhibitions, and performances, it is filled to the brink with envisions of meetings between the geological and the human world. In this paper, I will focus on one distinct kind of such encounter, in which the geological world is enfolded in an atmosphere of care, love, and intimacy. Abundant in the art field at hand, I call these geophilic encounters, and the affects they produce geophilia. Here, I will argue that these geophilic encounters entice such an affect of geophilia, by troubling the boundaries between life forms and their nonliving environments – producing a space of intensity that facilitates viewers to realize, feel and rearrange connections across the human and in-human border. Furthermore, I will discuss how such a rearranging might pave the way for new intimate imaginaries of eco-sociality between the different forms of existence.
7 apr. 2022

Begivenhed (Konference)

TitelConnect/Cut: Infrastructures and Collective Activity
AfholdelsesstedKøbenhavns Universitet
Grad af anerkendelseInternational begivenhed

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