2020

โ€˜Anthro+Aestheticsโ€™

Ah Ra Yang/2020/Artificial nature/Photograph

 

At first, the project [Anthro+Aesthetics] is a visual archive as a means of experimenting a research methodology. The artist utilises ‘photography’ or 'image' itself as an artistic medium. This is an exploration of the contemporary nature, which reveals cultural phenomenon regarding Anthropocene. This is the outcome of the world between the artificial and nature which is interweaved in anthropocene. For this reason, the collected images are interpreted in the context of contemporary visual culture, media, social phenomenon, nature, etc

 

‘Anthro+Aesthetics’ 

: What is the contemporary aesthetics created by the Anthropocene?

 

[Anthro+Aesthetics] is started from the draft of research paper in June of 2019 with the research subject and question. 

 

What is ‘Anthro+Aesthetics’? 

 

The human-altered environment, which represented by Anthropocentrism, emerged as a new paradigm of aesthetics. It features spectacles, by creating the phenomenon of artificial nature and the quasi-environment. In this context, I would like to term ‘Anthro-Aesthetics’, which blends ‘anthropos’ (which means human) with ‘aesthetics’. This is a new mode of aesthetic experience from the heterogenous combination in the Anthropocene. The ‘Anthro-aesthetics’ reproduces existing natural environment to ideal scene based on the human-centred view. Within the domain of anthropocentric practices, nature is deconstructed morphologically and conceptually, enhancing by industry, commerce, and capital system. Additionally, it can spread the influence of Anthro-aesthetics on geological, social, and cultural aspects. 

 

What do I intend through this archiving project?

 

Humanity has rendered the Earth wretched with the industrialisation. The Anthropocene is the epoch of human intervention with the urgency of environmental issues and this leads to unexpected climate of the present. I am interested in this phenomenon and tried to capture the moment of this change. Therefore, I will collect ‘case studies on aesthetics of Anthropocene’, which aims to develop humans living conditions in the world. The following studies focus on the human-centred environment for aesthetics and processes that illustrate the human-altered environment by the Anthropocene. 

 

[์ธ๋ฅ˜์„ธ์ +๋ฏธํ•™]

 

์ธ๊ฐ„์ด ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด๋‚ธ ํ™˜๊ฒฝ, ์ธ๋ฅ˜์„ธ๋ฅผ ํ†ตํ•ด ์ƒˆ๋กญ๊ฒŒ ๋‚˜ํƒ€๋‚œ ์‹œ๊ฐ์  ํŒจ๋Ÿฌ๋‹ค์ž„

: ‘Anthropos’ (์ธ๊ฐ„)๊ณผ ‘Aesthetics’ (๋ฏธํ•™)์ด๋ผ๋Š” ๋‹จ์–ด์˜ ์กฐํ•ฉ์œผ๋กœ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด์ง„ ์‹ ์กฐ์–ด์ด๋‹ค.

 

์ธ๊ณต๊ณผ ์ž์—ฐ์˜ ์ด์งˆ์ ์ธ ์กฐํ•ฉ์€ ์ƒˆ๋กœ์šด ๋ฏธ์  ๊ฒฝํ—˜์„ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด๋‚ด๊ณ , ๋•Œ๋กœ ์ธ๊ณต์ž์—ฐ์€ ์ŠคํŽ™ํ„ฐํด์˜ ์š”์†Œ๊ฐ€ ๋œ๋‹ค. ‘anthro+aesthetics’๋Š” ์ƒˆ๋กœ์šด ํ™˜๊ฒฝ์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ์žฌ์ƒ์‚ฐ์œผ๋กœ์จ ์ธ๊ฐ„ ์ค‘์‹ฌ์˜ ๊ด€์ ์ด ์—ฌ์‹คํžˆ ๋“œ๋Ÿฌ๋‚˜๋Š” ๋™์‹œ๋Œ€ ์‹œ๊ฐํ˜„์ƒ์ด๋ผ๊ณ  ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค. ์‚ฐ์—…ํ™”, ๊ธฐ๊ณ„ํ™” ๋“ฑ ์‹œ์Šคํ…œ์  ์„ธ๊ณ„๊ด€์ด ๋นš์–ด๋‚ธ ์‹œ๊ฐํ˜„์ƒ์œผ๋กœ ์ง€์งˆํ•™์ , ์‚ฌํšŒ๋ฌธํ™”์ , ์ƒํƒœ์  ๋งฅ๋ฝ์—์„œ์˜ ์ž์—ฐ์˜ ๋ณ€์ด๋ฅผ ๋ชฉ๊ฒฉํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค. 

 

์ด ํ”„๋กœ์ ํŠธ๋Š” ์‚ฌ์ง„์„ ๋งค์ฒด๋กœ ํ™œ์šฉํ•˜์˜€๋‹ค. ์‹ค์ œ ํ˜„์‹ค ๊ณต๊ฐ„, ์ฃผ๋ณ€ํ™˜๊ฒฝ ์•ˆ์—์„œ ์ธ๊ณต ์ž์—ฐ์ด ์ฃผ๋Š” ์ƒ๊ฒฝํ•œ ํ’๊ฒฝ์„ ์ถ•์ ํ•˜์—ฌ ์‹œ๊ฐ ์•„์นด์ด๋ธŒ๋ฅผ ๊ตฌ์„ฑํ•œ๋‹ค. ์ด๋Ÿฌํ•œ ํ˜„์ƒ์„ anthro+aesthetics๋ผ ๋ช…๋ช…, ๊ด€์ฐฐ์ž๋กœ์„œ ๋ณ€ํ™”์˜ ํ˜„์žฅ์„ ํฌ์ฐฉํ•œ๋‹ค. ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ์ˆ˜์ง‘๋œ ์ด๋ฏธ์ง€๋Š” ๋™์‹œ๋Œ€ ์ž์—ฐ, ๋ฌธํ™”, ์‚ฌํšŒ์  ๋งฅ๋ฝ์—์„œ์˜ ํ•ด์„์„ ๊ฐ€์ ธ์˜จ๋‹ค. 

 

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