Earth Leakage Trip

Earth Leakage Trip

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Publisher's Synopsis

The travails, triumphs, and disappointments of eco-life, viewed through the prism of artistic research.

In 2004, distressed by the insanity of capitalist consumerism but dissatisfied with mere utopian rhetoric, self-taught artist Paul Chaney went "back to the land" for real. During the next eight years spent creating FIELDCLUB, a self-sufficient four-acre off-grid settlement in the UK, Chaney continually scrutinized the travails, triumphs, and disappointments of eco-life through the prism of artistic research. What emerges from this durational embedded practice is a vision characterized by a delicate equipoise between irony and sincerity and shot through with absurdism, in which speculative materialist philosophies are reworked in close contact with the humiliating tribulations of "living with nature." In a shifting experimental triangulation of the human, the non-human, and the technological, themes such as geotrauma, dark ecology, and accelerationism are stress-tested, reconfigured, and supplemented with new concepts including the apocalyptic vernacular, carboniferous insurgency, and the solar contemporary.

Richly illustrated with sketches, diagrams, notes, and photographic documentation of his work, Earth Leakage Trip explores these concepts and collects Chaney's raw self-reflections on his itinerary as an artist-outsider and as a human being-that extravagantly enlightened species that nonetheless remains physically enmeshed with others.

Book information

ISBN: 9781913029173
Publisher: Urbanomic
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 640
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 367g
Height: 248mm
Width: 191mm