Eerie Systems and Saudade for a Lost Nature

Goodfellow, Paul (2019) Eerie Systems and Saudade for a Lost Nature. Arts, 8 (4). p. 124. ISSN 2076-0752

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/arts8040124

Abstract

This paper considers Art’s engagement with the socio-ecological systems in operation in the world. Drawing from both environmental and art history, this paper employs the Deleuzean concept of the fold to suggest three overlapping periods of ecological-systems awareness over the past sixty years. This paper demonstrates how we have shifted our attention from a material engagement with the Earth to a primary engagement with systems which describe and simulate the Earth. This shift in attention to secondary information and an enfoldment within systems, defined as the Post-Systems Condition, manifests in the aesthetic quality of the eerie and a profound sense of saudade or longing for a lost nature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: saudade; eerie; virtual; systems; fold; nature; simulation
Subjects: V900 Others in Historical and Philosophical studies
W100 Fine Art
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2019 15:21
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 13:19
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/40835

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