Annotated BibliographyPresentationFelix Wilson9 April 2013
Waste in Place: The McRobiesGully Tip as Landscape(working title)
The project Waste in Place: The McRobiesGully Tip as Landscape will use representationsof the McRobies Gully landfill site in SouthHobart to explore contemporaryunderstandings of landscape and itsrelationship to the aesthetics of human andnon-human relations.
...through this daily gesture I confirm the need to separate myself from a part of what was once mine, the slough or chrysalis or squeezed lemon of living, so that tomorrow I can identify completely (without residues) with what I am…Italo CalvinoLa Poubelle Agréée1976 in The Road to San Giovanni, Penguin, London.
…disposal is a kind of purification ritual that restores us to an ordered state; that is its function and its pleasure. Framing things as rubbish doesn’t just help us eliminate things from our lives; it also helps us experience the fantasy of self-sovereignty and ontological separateness.Gay HawkinsThe Ethics of Waste: How We Relate to Rubbish2006 Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated, Lanham, Md.
…we wound up in production sites. We hadn’t followed things consumed, used up and ejected from the economy – we were right in the middle of it. Was this the end of a global production network? Or the beginning of one?Josh Lepawsky and Charles MatherFrom beginnings and endings to boundaries and edges:rethinking circulation and exchange through electronic waste2011 Area, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 242-249.
“Can you see anything?” Carnarvon asked as Carter thrust a lighted candle through a hole into the gloom of the first antechamber. ”Yes,” Carter replied. “Wonderful things.”William Rathje and Cullen MurphyRubbish!: The Archaeology of Garbage1992 Harper Collins, New York.
…views about the appropriate aesthetic appreciation of natural environments have ramifications for environmental ethics.Allen Carlson and Arnold BerleantThe Aesthetics of Nature2004 in A Carlson & A Berleant (eds), The aesthetics of natural environments, Broadview Press, Orchard Park, NY.
…the very idea of nature which so many hold dear will have to wither away in an “ecological” state of human society. Strange as it may sound, the idea of nature is getting in the way of properly ecological forms of culture, philosophy, politics, and art. Timothy MortonEcology Without Nature2007 Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.
The aim of this book is to change “landscape” from a noun to a verb. It asks that we think of landscape, not as an object to be seen or a text to be read, but as a process by which social and subjective identities are formed.W.J.T. MitchellImperial Landscape2002 in WJT Mitchell (ed.), Landscape and power, 2nd edn, University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
The notion that the land had no identity before the arrival of the Europeans, that it was pristine, straight from the hand of the creator…was not politically innocent. Consciously or not those who voiced it were contributing to the doctrine of terra nullius.Roslynn HaynesTasmanian Visions: Landscapes in Writing, Art and Photography2006 Polymath Press, Sandy Bay, Tas.
Like organism and environment, body and landscape are complementary terms: each implies the other, alternately as figure and ground. The forms of the landscape are not, however, prepared in advance for creatures to occupy, any more than are the bodily forms of those creatures independently specified in their genetic make-up. Both sets of forms are generated and sustained in and through the processual unfolding of a total field of relations…Tim IngoldThe Perception of the Environment: Essays on Livelihood,Dwelling and Skill2000 Routledge, London.
…like revelation, landscape draws things together, connects them, allows them to appear; like revelation, landscape also hides things, removes them, obscures them from view; like revelation, landscape is both singular crystal and the remotest things. Landscape is where we find, and also lose, ourselves.Jeff MalpasPlace and the Problem of Landscape2011 in J Malpas (ed.), The place of landscape: concepts, contexts, studies, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.
Questions / suggestionsBook cover images:Calvino: http://covers.booktopia.com.au/big/9780141189710/the-road-to-san-giovanni.jpgHawkins: http://holisticimagecache.s3.amazonaws.com/708134.jpgArea journal:http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/content/BPL_Images/Journal_cover_store/thumbnail/AREA-0004-0894-42-1/area.jpgRathje and Murphy: http://img.qbd.com.au/product/l/9780816521432.jpgCarlson and Berleant: https://www.broadviewpress.com/image.php?type=P&id=630Morton: http://publish.uwo.ca/~nassr/publication_images/morton-cover.jpgMitchell: http://img.qbd.com.au/product/l/9780226532059.jpgHaynes:http://images.angusrobertson.com.au/images/ar/97809775/9780977573806/0/0/plain/tasmanian-visions-landscapes-in-writing-art-and-photography.jpgIngold: http://cache0.bdcdn.net/assets/images/book/medium/9780/4156/9780415617475.jpgMalpas: http://jeffmalpas.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/87781.jpg