Mechascapes delves into the idea of the mechascape - the robot-related landscape - in the anthropocene; and the myths, symbolism and materiality of the “robot” in the cultural imaginary. This project was developed within Harrington's essay, "Mechascapes of the Anthropocene: Re-considering Landscape Through The Politics Of Technology And The “Robot” which has been published as part of the book, WEEB Theory edited by Petra Szeman and Jamie Sutcliffe.
Note: WEEB Theory’s deliciously composed, horizon-bound original cover artwork is by Petra Szemán.
This transportative tome also includes contributions by David Blandy, Dawn Chan, Ian Condry, Patrick W. Galbraith, Cole J Graham, Thomas Lamarre, Deborah Levitt, Sahei Rajal, Jamie Sutcliffe’s and Petra Szemán.
More about WEEB Theory:
“Following theorist Deborah Levitt’s suggestion that developments in commercial and industrial animation have defined a new techno-political continuum in which the relationship between body and image has been irrevocably complicated, WEEB THEORY asks how animated images might produce, pollute, or populate our emergent media-saturated lifeworlds, inducing multi-planar reveries and hybridised forms of perception. The result is an edited volume of artists’ texts, interviews, and essays that interrogate the inter-media resonances of contemporary animation produced by popular cartoon shows and video games, animation theory and artists video.”
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120mm x 170mm
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