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Environmental Philosophy

Volume 14, Issue 1, Spring 2017

Immortality and Infinitude in the Anthropocene

Monika Bakke
Pages 41-59
DOI: 10.5840/envirophil20173744

Art and Metabolic Force in Deep Time Environments

Contemporary art practices which take into consideration both bio­logical and geological perspectives on the environment offer an inspiring contribution to the growing geological awareness in the humanities. By drawing attention to the role of metabolic forces in evolution, including inorganic activity, artists enquire into the geological past and future of the earth and beyond. Their work suggests that in a time of environmental crisis, it is particularly important to design future metabolic networks for ourselves and non-human others aimed not only at waste reduction and energy efficiency, but also prioritizing multispecies alliances beyond the biological.

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