Shadow Trace to Shadow Mapping:
a mode of eco-affective aesthetics for the Anthropocene-in-the-making.*
“This project is a continuing trace of finding, naming, visualising, mapping, and sounding 122 shadow places of the tropical port place of Townsville, Australia. The research trace began in 2011. A once invisible and unknown network of material-capital interconnections, mineral mobilities and ecological interrelatedness is disclosed and described. New embodied stories are emerging” (Boscacci 2016).
This is an extract from my roundtable presentation at:
GLOBAL ECOLOGIES – LOCAL IMPACTS
The Sixth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature, Environment & Culture, Australia & New Zealand (ASLEC-ANZ) in collaboration with the Sydney Environment Institute (SEI). University of Sydney, 23 – 25 November 2016.
*Originally presented as: Shadow Trace to Shadow Mapping: An eco-affective pathway for the creative critical environmental humanities.
Extract of Program
☛ 2019 update: connect this with
Postcards from the Anthropocene: Unsettling the Geopolitics of Representation, the forthcoming anthology edited by Benek Cincik and Tiago Torres-Campos (dpr-barcelona, 2020), http://www.dpr-barcelona.com/index.php?/ongoing/anthropocene/
In this book, I give an update of this Shadow Places research project begun in 2011 -which will continue to unfold as a lifelong project.
* The term Anthropocene-in-the-making is proposed by Kathyrn Yusoff in A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None (2019).