Eco: Adv Wkshp: Post Nature

Post Nature is a sculpture workshop focusing on a visual and physical exploration of the complex relationships between the natural world and the cultural activities and perspectives of humans. The class examines the creative interventions of artists at these thresholds and boundaries between natural sites, processes, and objects. Extensive discussions and presentations help develop a deeper understanding of this complicated history over time along with the role of emerging technologies, both in contemporary art practice and earlier creative human activity with the natural world. Assigned readings and field trips, including visiting the Underground Gardens of Baldassare Forestiere are a regular part of the class along with a series of projects to mine and visualize your own private relationship and history between the natural and artificial, the raw and the cooked. This exploration begins with the acknowledgement that humans are an integral part of the natural world