Images of animals are all around us. Yet the visibility offered by wildlife photography can't help but contribute to an image of the animal as fundamentally separate from the human. Yet how can we get closer to animals without making them aware of us or changing their relationship to their environment? 'The Blind' might be the answer. Developed for naturalists by the Institute of Critical Zoologists, the blind is a camouflage cloak that works on the principle that an object vanishes from sight if light rays striking it are not reflected, but are instead forced to flow around as if it were not there. In fifty stunning colour photographs, this volume shows the cloak tested in nature reserves, grasslands, and urban environments. The Blind offers an opportunity to explore how we see animals in photography and, in parallel to this exploration which questions the human attitude towards animals, the text examines the role of Darwin's evolutionary theory in the context of human relations. It critically opens up for discussion the relevance of Social Darwinism in shaping our current worldviews in the fields of geopolitics, social sciences and humanitarian relief.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Peter Nowogrodzki , Matthew Brower , Alfredo Cramerotti , Renhui Zhao
Publisher: Intellect Books
Imprint: Intellect Books
ISBN 10: 1841503622
Publication Date: July 2012
Audience: College/higher education , Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
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Table of ContentsIntroduction by Alfredo Cramerotti Images by Renhui Zhao and text by Matthew Brower and Peter Nowogrodzki Contribution by ICZ Institute of Critical Zoologists
Alfredo Cramerotti (1967) is a writer, curator and artist based in the UK. His cultural practice explores the relationship between reality and representation across a variety of media and collaborations such as TV, radio, publishing, media festivals, writing and exhibition curating. He holds an MA in Art in Context (University of the Arts Berlin), was a participant in the Critical Studies Program (Lund University/Malmo Art Academy) and Fellow Art Theory and Criticism (Kunstlerhaus Buchsenhausen Innsbruck). Among his recent research and curatorial activity: co-curator, Manifesta 8 European biennial of contemporary art (2009-2011); curator, QUAD Derby (2008-present), co-curator, CPS Chamber of Public Secrets (2004-present) and AGM Annual General Meeting (2003-present).
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