Material Conditions in the Post-Human City
This chapter articulates Gorman-Murray’s ‘art-geography’ practice, with specific reference to one of his artworks, Material Conditions in the Post-Human City (2015). Art-geography describes this practice, which is situated at the intersection of contemporary art and cultural geography, drawing together conceptual and methodological approaches from both fields. Here he focuses on the conceptual and methodological processes behind Material Conditions in the Post-Human City, which sought to explore the vital materiality of both the world and the photograph together, notably processes of (urban) decay and (image) degradation. He discusses, in turn, the project’s geographical and art-historical catalysts; the terms and concepts that located and guided his art-geography practice; and contemporary art precedents that informed his methodological experimentation. The chapter culminates with documentation of the installed, resolved artwork.
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