Theme ECOLOGY Definition: The relationship between organisms and their environment, ecology is also concerned with the relationship between people and nature.
Ecology <ul><li>Man vs. Nature </li></ul><ul><li>What are the most pressing environmental issues that society faces today? </li></ul><ul><li>What role can artists play in addressing these issues? </li></ul>
Artists from today <ul><li>Chris Jordan </li></ul>
This work represents the 420,000 cell phones discarded every day in the United States
Chris Jordan, the celebrated artist that creates large-scale portraits of America using various consumer goods has released two new works for 2008. The two new representations of American waste are “Plastic Cups” and “Barbie Dolls”. “Plastic Cups” is 60×90″ and depicts one million plastic cups (the number used on airline flights in the US every six hours).
“ Barbie Dolls” is 60×80″ and depicts 32,000 Barbies (equal to the number of elective breast augmentation surgeries performed monthly in the US in 2006).
Edward Burtynsky (Canadian, b. 1955). Nickel Tailings, #34, Sudbury, Ontario (left panel), 1996. Dye-coupler print. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Introduction: <ul><li>How is our understanding of the natural world deeply cultural? </li></ul><ul><li>This DVD features artists who look at the use of wilderness by civilization, the impact of technology on biology and society, and mankind’s relationship to the earth. </li></ul>
As you watch… <ul><li>How does each artist in this hour explore human relationships to the environment? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some of the different ways they describe or create environments? </li></ul>