Grey Room: Abstract Habitats


Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 10.09.55

Issue no. 59 of Grey Room (Spring 2015) is out now. It features my essay “Abstract Habitats: Installations of Coexistence and Coevolution,” which includes discussions of aesthetic habitats for animals and humans (and the odd bacteria) in the work of Haacke, Höller & Trockel, Huyghe, Bik Van der Pol, Agency and others; I relate those works to theoretical and practical/activist interventions in the discourse on ecology, environment(s) and species. My article can be accessed for free, but Peter Geimer’s article on the Turin Shroud and photography – which should be worth checking out, to put it mildly and colloquially – is behind the paywall.

Image: Carsten Höller and Rosemarie Trockel, House for Silverfish (1999).