Droste Effect

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PublisherDroste Effect2019
This paper is aimed to invoke a different direction to the crisis that digital life and the Anthropocene are forcing us to face as humanity: instead of a speculative imagination about egress, it will propose an intense recuperation of the potency of our sense of being nature, an extension of Earth, in our most immediate present. The shift that Western theory is making in order to think of an alternative to the irreversible damage we have provoked is to imagine a world-without-us. Would it be possible to imagine ways to avoid leaving our bodies, and instead to think, live, feel ...
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PublisherDroste Effect2019
The artistic practice of Luca Staccioli is research-based, process-oriented, and involves different media including video, sound, photography, sculpture, drawing and collage. Conceived as narrations, his artworks perform an investigative action by questioning the distance between individuals and pre-established values, souvenirs and different times. Facing obsolescence, decay, and a loss of function, the remains of our days come out temporarily from the dynamics of construction of identity and of geographical and historical narratives, before being reabsorbed by economic processes. The artworks of Staccioli stratify and combine micro-histories, uprooted memories, as well as daily objects and nomadic images, proliferating from global-local dimensions and the ...

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