“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Justin Guariglia on Hyperobjects

He's doing work with NASA and he's documenting melting ice. He makes gigantic, suitably scaled images that you can't contain in one gulp. They are fascinating from a scalar point of view: how far away are we when we see them? This kind of scale confusion is intrinsic to ecological awareness.

Guariglia is devoted to ecological issues such as global warming--I say devoted because it's certainly a lot more than committed.

This is from the popular US show Science Friday.

1 comment:

John T. Maher said...

Perhaps the obvious comment is the works resemble the textured whitish canvases of Robert Riemann whose work touches me. More accessible than the usual 3D astral and geotime modeling images with a bit of green on top for animal life. Art certainly becomes more interesting with OOO. Bravo