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Environmental art and the production of publics : responding to environmental change

Potter, Emily 2009, Environmental art and the production of publics : responding to environmental change, The international journal of the arts in society, vol. 3, pp. 1-6.

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Title Environmental art and the production of publics : responding to environmental change
Author(s) Potter, Emily
Journal name The international journal of the arts in society
Volume number 3
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Publisher Common Ground
Place of publication Altona, Vic.
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1833-1866
Keyword(s) public art
environmental change
publics
Summary Environmental crises around the world have inspired an outpour of creative response. As the effects of climate change increasingly manifest, environmental! art is being politically and pedagogically mobilised for ameliorative strategies. The rubric that instrumentalist, techno-scientific approaches to environmental stress (and attendant social distress) cannot solely provide solutions to this challenge has found increasing acceptance. The concern of this paper, however, is the limited understanding of public art's capacity that is perpetuated bv certain trends in environmental art in which the work is charged with communicative responsibility,. Connected to the representational and instructive traditions of public art, this tendency is further informed by the influence of the 'information-deficit model' in environmental conmunication research: a concept that asserts a straightforward connection between information provision, indiyidual awareness and collective action on a concern. The idea that public art can function as a conduit for knowledge,.which in turn will inspire new moral positions and behaviours, absents the art work from the process of knowledge-making and the production of conditons that enable new practice. Arguing for a revised approach to the environmental possibilities of public art, this paper will propose that in thinking aboutl environmental transformation as essentially unrepresentable, a dfferent mode of public engagement with the issue is enabled.
Language eng
Field of Research 200204 Cultural Theory
Socio Economic Objective 950304 Conserving Intangible Cultural Heritage
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Common Ground
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