Inhumanist art and the decolonisation of nature

Klee, Steve (2018) Inhumanist art and the decolonisation of nature. Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, 44 . pp. 4-19. ISSN 1756-9575

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Abstract

This article seeks to contest the hold exerted by the OOO/ANT/NM axis on contemporary art. It does so in order to pursue a theory that might aid the decolonisation of nature. This includes providing resources for a strong defence against post-truth ideology. OOO, et al. are problematic to the extent that their Anti-rational-anthropocentrism results in contradiction and political debilitation, including an inability to contest post-truth demagogy. My theory is instead indebted to Ray Brassier and Peter Wolfendale, an Inhumanism that retains a position for wo/man’s exceptional rational-capacity. I read Pierre Huyghe’s After ALife Ahead as bearing this Inhumanism.

Keywords:Inhumanism, Brassier, Wolfendale, Huyghe, Art, Ecology
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V500 Philosophy
C Biological Sciences > C180 Ecology
W Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Fine Arts)
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ID Code:30609
Deposited On:04 Apr 2018 14:05

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