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Alpi, d'Armin Linke. Getting back to the wrong nature

Abstract : Nature’s representations go hand in hand with European modernity. In paintings, drawings and also poems or songs, they were expressed specifically via landscapes displaying a self sufficient nature that was interesting for itself, so much that modern sciences constructed it as its favourite object. And yet the current ecologic crisis is first and foremost a crisis of the concept of nature. This crisis questions as well the representation that up until now seemed “natural”, but turns out to be historically and geographically situed. What are we representing when we paint nature? We will try to answer this question through studying a recent film from artist Armin Linke, Alpi, that succeeds in filming nature in a “non naturalist” way, according to the terminology of French anthropologist Philippe Descola.
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Émilie Hache. Alpi, d'Armin Linke. Getting back to the wrong nature. Sciences de la Société, Presses universitaires du Midi, 2012, pp.114--127. ⟨10.4000/sds.1575⟩. ⟨hal-01634767⟩



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