This week Radio Nova looked at the importance of Eco Art in raising awareness about environmental issues.
Did you know…
- Ecological art is an art genre and artistic practice that seeks to preserve, remediate and/or vitalize the life forms, resources and ecology of Earth.
- Eco art practitioners include artists, scientists, philosophers and activists who often collaborate on restoration, remediation and public awareness projects.
- Ecological art also addresses politics, culture, economics, ethics and aesthetics as they impact the conditions of ecosystems.
- Ecological art involves numerous diverse approaches, including:
- Representational artwork: reveals information and conditions through image-making and object-making with the intention of stimulating dialogue.
- Remediation projects: reclaim or restore polluted and disrupted environments – these artists often work with environmental scientists, landscape architects and urban planners.
- Activist and protest art: engage, inform, energize and activate change of behaviours and/or public policy.
- Social sculptures: are socially engaged, time-based artwork that involve communities in monitoring their landscapes, and take a participatory role in sustainable practices and lifestyles.
- Ecopoetic art: initiate a re-envisioning of the natural world, inspiring co-existence with other species.
- Direct encounter artworks: utilize natural phenomena such as water, weather, sunlight, plants, etc.
- Didactic or pedagogical works: share information about environmental injustice and ecological problems such as water and soil pollution and health hazards through education.
- Lived-and-relational aesthetics: involve sustainable, off-the-grid, permaculture existences.
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