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The Anthropocene or the Perennial Mining of Otherness—Inquiry on Artistic and Ethnographical Practice for Climate Emergency

   | Dec 21, 2022


The Anthropocene hypothesis brings into play a set of paradoxes and virtually incommensurable spatial and temporal dimensions. Drawing on these debates, the present text will try to analyse experimental artistic productions and actions, particularly in indigenous contexts in Brazil, framing them in a broader discussion on the relations between art, anthropology and ecology. The concept of the Anthropocene will be unfolded into at least three sub-problems that it necessarily raises: the redefinition of the hegemonic concept of nature, the redefinition of the hegemonic concept of humanity, and the redefinition of the dichotomous division between these two concepts.