Reference Package 2
Jan. 25, 2019
Noble, Richard. Utopias: Documents of Contemporary Art. London; Cambridge, Mass;: Whitechapel Gallery, 2009.
Proulx, Annie. Barkskins. New York, NY: Scribner, 2017.
Barkskins explores the understanding of both society’s and individual’s values and how nature and its subsequent destruction causes affect. In doing so, the book provides an account of forests in America and the histories that surround them. A work of fiction, it sheds light on how it is possible to weave stories around issues of concern in today’s world, such as ecological collapse through deforestation. Annie Proulx’s book is relevant to my work as I am increasingly looking to the world around me in a critical attempt to bring forward such concepts of deterioration and destruction to others. In order to not only start a conversation but also inspire change in relation to the truly precarious time we live in, work that is created needs to have emotional and affective impact on an audience. This text provides insight on how one can go about achieving this.