Beyond the Principle of Unity




unity, coherence, disintegration, destruction


In this article, a reflection on unity and dispersion focuses on the moment when the projection of human condition onto the tissue of the world became visible in the most quantifiable and dangerous ways for the planet, tearing apart the vision of unity of human endeavors. These ways are discussed in sections: 2. “Destruction” and 3. “The Anthropocene – a scene of human presence”. In section 4. “What Art has to do with it”, links between some contemporary art practices and the broad context described before are searched and analyzed, using, among others, Bourriaud’s concept of “the exform”.

Questions that arise are: How much of this dispersion is still due to the World Wars? How much is due to the ecological crisis? Is there unity in artistic ecological strive to confront the challenge?


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