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Silver Linings

Clouds in Art and Science

  • Dolly Jørgensen og Finn Arne Jørgensen, eds.

kr 390,00

Silver Linings: Clouds in Art and Science er en tverrfaglig antologi som undersøker skyer i skjæringsfeltet kunst og vitenskap. Gjennom tjuesju bidrag får leseren kjennskap til hva skyer egentlig er, og hvordan de har blitt fortolket og portrettert av kunstnere og vitenskapsfolk gjennom de siste to hundre år.

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Silver Linings: Clouds in Art and Science er en tverrfaglig antologi som undersøker skyer i skjæringsfeltet kunst og vitenskap. Gjennom tjuesju bidrag får leseren kjennskap til hva skyer egentlig er, både som vanndråper, røyk, støv eller data, og hvordan de har blitt fortolket og portrettert av kunstnere og vitenskapsfolk gjennom de siste to hundre år.

Utgivelsen er et resultat av et tverrfaglig samarbeid mellom Stavanger universitet og Stavanger kunstmuseum for å samle samtidskunstnere og akademikere til et felles forskningsverksted. Redaktørene Dolly Jørgensen og Finn Arne Jørgensen er henholdsvis professor i historie og miljøhistorie ved Stavanger universitet, og har utviklet The Green House som et tverrfaglig programområde ved Fakultet for utdanningsvitenskap og humaniora.

The language and terms for clouds has become more complex over the last 20 years as clouds have moved from the sky into our homes. What is a cloud? Well, it depends who you ask and about what. Describing a cloud will always be as difficult to grasp as capturing a cloud itself.

The editors bring together artists and academics to explore the multivalent meanings of clouds in the sky, on the ground, and in our lives. We have divided this book into three sections—‘Cloud studies’, ‘Through the fog’, and ‘Clouded judgments’—to explore the human interaction with clouds and the meanings we attribute to them.

In ‘Cloud studies’, we offer essays that contemplate clouds in the sky as fleeting objects on the move. Clouds have been intensely studied—by scientists and artists alike—and yet they are always slightly out of reach, slightly unknowable. This section grapples with historical and contemporary attempts to make sense of clouds.

In ‘Through the fog’ we examine the ambiguities of the cloud as icon and metaphor. The essays in this section focus on technological clouds—some made by steam power, others by radioactivity, and others by data infrastructure. In all cases, the clouds can be harbingers of destruction, yet they also seduce with immense power. These technological clouds have reshaped modern society—but not necessarily for the better.

The final section, ‘Clouded judgments’, asks the reader to consider the effects of the human-made world on the clouds. Clouds seem to be out of our reach far in the sky, but in the moment we now live, labelled by many as the Anthropocene, the human reach is planetary. The things we do on the ground—burning fossil fuels, synthesizing chemicals, running our data centres—all affect the Earth’s systems, including clouds. This section asks us to rethink our relationship to the clouds, and the responsibilities we have to them and to ourselves, both materially and metaphorically.

  • Utgitt: Kommer i mars 2020
  • ISBN: 9788283050899
  • Format: 17 x 24 cm
  • Leveringstid: 2-5 virkedager
  • Innbinding: Myk perm