Poetic Materialization of Disaster: Strategies from Art and Minerality. Ana Laura Cantera. Cluster GeoSemantics Inhuman Becomings and Earthly Memories in the Global South, ASAP/Journal (forthcoming online, October 23).
Listening to debris: geopolitical knots from a more-than-human art. Ana Laura Cantera. In the book Multispecies Futures: binding practices for a planet in emergency, coordinated by Azucena Castro. Bartlebooth editorial.
Author: Ana Laura Cantera
Director: Mariela Yeregui
supervision in Montreal: Ricardo Dal Farra
The thesis was made to access to the Master´s degree en Technology and Aesthetics of Electronic Arts, at National University of Tres de Febrero,Argentina.
The thesis focuses on the relationships that take place between Nature and Man in the field of Electronic Arts and sustainable development. I manage this subject, considering the active and central role played by nature when it is inserted into artworks, questioning and making a conceptual turning point in the anthropocentric thinking. From this approach, I propose calling co-creations to these art projects that are made by Man together with Nature, where the inclusion of living beings modifies, determines and contributes the development of the artwork. From this point of horizontal view, I am interested in rescue the transdisciplinary factors that are constituted as crucial in the moment to rethink these kind of art projects: time passing by, the concept of ruins, disappearance, conditioning and death, the contextual determinism, the technological implications of new media, and the action of organic and tiny worlds. All of them, contribute to cross the aesthetic boundary and to be in contact with the functionality, allowing in a sustainable way, to create a space of inquiring, not only as merely artistic.
Keywords: Art, Nature, microorganisms and bacteria, time passing by, horizontality, ruins, sustainability, functionality, evolution, energy.
(The thesis is in Spanish).