Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dust as Hyperobject

Marcus Nilsson suggests, very wisely, that particulates, dust and bacteria, since they aggregate and swirl, could be considered as a hyperobject. This would account for phenomena such as dust storms and epidemics. More on this soon, when I think about it some more. But a good case could be made for such entities as interobjective phenomena, involving translations between wind, human and nonhuman vectors.

1 comment:

ulrich said...

If you are interested in dust you should read Didi-Huberman´s "Génie du non-lieu: air, poussiére, empreinte, hantise" on the artist Claudio Parmiggiani who uses it a lot in his works.

Didi-Huberman shows for instance how dust escape "normal" physical porperties