unlike margin and marginality, limen and liminality infer an open and plural system, an active dynamism and mediation, a place of transition and transformation, a possibility to negotiate.
“The placing of the personality in a particular part of the body is cultural. Most Europeans place themselves in the head, because they have been taught that they are the brain. In reality of course the brain can't feel the concave of the skull, and if we believed with Lucretius that the brain was an organ for cooling the blood, we would place ourselves somewhere else. The Greeks and Romans were in the chest, the Japanese a hand’s breath below the navel, Witla Indians in the whole body, and even outside it. We only imagine ourselves as ‘somewhere’.”
— Keith Johnstone, Impro
Before quantum field theory, the matter had three features that made it seem passive, unchanging, and devoid of agent:
- Discreteness: the understanding that matter is the sum of its parts
- Observability: matter can be observed and measured without being transformed by the act of being observed or measured.
- Causality: matter is made of causal connections that allow it to be predictable and broken to pieces. (reducible)
Subatomic particles can "tunnel" through solid physical barriers and become 'entangled' over distances, duplicating the movement of the other and responding instantaneously to changes in motion.
An assortment of resources:
Here is the movie An Ecology of Mind: A Film Portrait of Gregory Bateson //conscious.shift.over-blog.com/2020/02/an-ecology-of-mind-a-film-portrait-of-gregory-bateson.html
More resources from Srivi that she had shared with us during our discussion calls for the Between Human and More-than-Human course:
What is missing? (a most useful resource) - whatismissing.net
HumansandNature.org generates fresh perspectives and provides a home for informed thinking about humans and nature relationships, vital elements for ensuring a sustainable future for all - https://www.humansandnature.org/
Art, Place and the Meaning of Home - https://www.academia.edu/1663368/Art_Place_and_the_Meaning_of_Home
Always Coming Home: The SongBird project: Pioneering Ecological Social Sculpture and SciArts Collaboration in Canada - https://www.academia.edu/5996837
John Muir Laws - Nature stewardship through science, education, and art - https://johnmuirlaws.com/
Alliance for Wild Ethics - https://wildethics.org/
BBC Documentary Forest, Field & Sky Art out of Nature - https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4crllw
Another publication is in the very dynamic Journal for Artistic Research a really exciting forum for artists, designers, musicians and performing artists alike, as well as educators in the arts to consider the problem of artistic research in a wide range of areas - https://www.researchcatalogue.net/portal/journals[ ]( https://www.researchcatalogue.net/portal/journals ) Abram, David. 1996. Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-than-human World, New York: Vintage Books.
Aggarwal, Megha. 2018. Depictions of Nature in Indian Art, TerraGreen, Vol 10, Issue 10, New Delhi: TERI
Berleant, Arnold. 1992. The Aesthetics of Environment. Philadelphia: Temple Univ. Press.
Berleant, Arnold, and Allen Carlson. 2007. The Aesthetics of Human Environments. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press.
Callicott, J. Baird and James McRae, eds. 2015. Environmental Philosophy in Asian Traditions of Thought. Albany: State University of New York.
Callicott, John Baird. 2009. Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy. Detroit: Gale Cengage Learning.
Demos, T.J. “Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology - An Introduction.” Third Text, Vol. 27, Issue 1, January, 2013, 1–9. Routledge: Taylor and Francis. https://cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/sites.ucsc.edu/dist/0/196/files/2015/07/Demos-Intro-Third-Text.pdf
Foster, Raisa, Jussi P. Mäkelä, and Rebecca A. Martusewicz. 2019. Art, Ecojustice, and Education: Intersecting Theories and Practices. New York: Routledge
Khanna, M. (Ed.) 2004. R̥ta, the Cosmic Order. New Delhi: D.K. Printworld in association with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts.
Louv, Richard. 2005. Last Child in the Woods: Why Children Need Nature, How it was Taken from Them, and How to Get it Back. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.
Macy, Joanna, and Chris Johnstone. 2012. Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in Without Going Crazy. Novato, Calif: New World Library.
Naess, Arne. 1984. “Intuition, Intrinsic Value and Deep Ecology.” The Ecologist 14(5,6): 201–203.
19. Naess, Arne. 1986. “The Deep Ecology Movement: Some Philosophical Aspects.” Philosophical Inquiry 8: 10–31.
Orr, W. David. 2002. The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture, and Human Intention. New York: Oxford University Press.
Orr, David W. 2011. Hope is an Imperative The Essential David Orr. Washington, DC: Island Press/Center for Resource Economics.
Saraswati, Baidyanath. and Kapila Vatsyayan (eds.). 1995. Primal Elements: The Oral Tradition. Prakriti: The Integral Vision. Vol. 1. New Delhi: IGNCA and D. K. Printworld (P) Ltd. http://ignca.nic.in/eBooks/prakriti_series_01.pdf
Shepard, Paul. 1969. “Ecology and Man: A Viewpoint,” in The Subversive Science: Essays Toward an Ecology of Man, edited by Paul Shepard and Daniel McKinley. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
25. Shyam, Bhajju, Sirish Rao, and Gita Wolf. 2018. The London Jungle Book. Chennai: Tara Books.
Uhl, Christopher. 2013. Developing Ecological Consciousness: The End of Separation. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc
Vatsyayan, 1992. “Indian View of Environment as a part of Indian Aesthetics.” In Creativity and Environment: Selected Papers by Creative Writers Presented at a National Seminar of the Sahitya Akademi, February 1985, edited by Vidyānivāsa Miśra. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi.
These are links to my recent articles. THe journals in themselves carry many other interesting articles that touch upon ecological consciousness and possibly different ideas of multimodal interactions, Particularly the journals that are part of researchcatalog.net
http://trumpeter.athabascau.ca/index.php/trumpet/article/view/1574 - Link to my article
http://trumpeter.athabascau.ca/index.php/trumpet/issue/view/125 - Link to the issue.
Another publication is in the very dynamic Journal for Artistic Research, a really exciting forum for artists, designers, musicians and performing artists alike, as well as educators in the arts to consider the problem of artistic research in a wide range of areas.
"A Porous Consciousness in and as Artistic Practice: Re-engaging with classical Indian philosophy and aesthetics as a living tradition"
https://www.researchcatalogue.net/ - Link to the portal
https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/614184/614185/10/10 - Link to my exposition
https://www.jar-online.net/issues/20. - Link to the issue