My current work addresses the way in which ideas of Nature developed in opposition to Culture since the 1800s and the role art and visual culture has firmed that modern divide whereby Nature was pictured as "wilderness", the "great outdoors" or a resource pool that is detached and, therefore, able to be exploited by (human) Culture. From there, I am currently questioning that binary in the context of the ongoing anthropogenic ecological crisis, the Anthropocene, and the ways in which the realm of the aesthetic can help think new modes of being beyond subject/object, human/nonhuman, and Nature/Culture divides as a response to contemporary ecological anxieties.
University of Exeter
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