Appel à communication : « Towards an Aesthetics of Geology in the Age of Anthropocene » (Londres, 5-7 avril 2018)

Towards an Aesthetics of Geology in the Age of Anthropocene

Geology has been a topic of interest and attraction for artists, at least since JMW Turner’s geological sublime, as it was famously put forward by John Ruskin. During the 1960s, a time of cybernetics, technological upheaval and subsequent reshaping of our relations to time and space, Robert Smithson suggested the notion of abstract geology, tracing connections between geological, body and mental processes.

Until the 1960s-1970s, what artists find particularly fascinating in the aesthetics of geology is the challenge of its double invisibility: on one side, the relation to ‘deep time’ threatens the three classical temporal dimensions . . . → En lire plus