Deterritorialising Death : Queerfeminist Biophilosophy and Ecologies of the Non/Living in Contemporary Art

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Department of Philosophy, History and Art Studies en
dc.contributor.author Radomska, Marietta
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-27T19:39:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-27T19:39:01Z
dc.date.issued 2020-04-02
dc.identifier.citation Radomska , M 2020 , ' Deterritorialising Death : Queerfeminist Biophilosophy and Ecologies of the Non/Living in Contemporary Art ' , Australian Feminist Studies , vol. 35 , no. 104 , pp. 116-137 . https://doi.org/10.1080/08164649.2020.1802697 en
dc.identifier.issn 0816-4649
dc.identifier.other PURE: 143100949
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dc.identifier.other RIS: urn:53DE6B3D41EC80A09E3A4B819FF59FDB
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000555192600001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/327196
dc.description.abstract In the contemporary context of environmental crises and the degradation of resources, certain habitats become unliveable, leading to the death of individuals and species extinction. Whilst bioscience emphasises interdependency and relationality as crucial characteristics of life shared by all organisms, Western cultural imaginaries tend to draw a thick dividing line between humans and nonhumans, particularly evident in the context of death. On the one hand, death appears as a process common to all forms of life; on the other, as an event that distinguishes human from other organisms. Against this background, this article explores how contemporary art-in particular, the series of worksThe Absence of Alice(2008-2011) by Australian new-media and bioartist Svenja Kratz-challenges the normative and human-exceptionalist concept of death. By employingqueerfeminist biophilosophyas a strategy that focuses on relations, processes and transformations instead of 'essences', the article examines the ways Kratz's worksdeterritorialisethe conventional concept of death. In this way, it hopes to attend to the intimacies between materialities of a human and nonhuman kind that form part of the processes of death and dying, and what follows, to reframe ethico-ontology of death as material and processual ecologies of the non/living. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Australian Feminist Studies
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dc.subject 6132 Visual arts and design en
dc.subject queerfeminist biophilosophy en
dc.subject death en
dc.subject the non/living en
dc.subject Queer Death Studies en
dc.subject art en
dc.subject Svenja Kratz en
dc.title Deterritorialising Death : Queerfeminist Biophilosophy and Ecologies of the Non/Living in Contemporary Art en
dc.type Article
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dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/08164649.2020.1802697
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