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HMEI Faculty Seminar – Visuality Against the Anthropocene: Landscape Vision and Things That Do Not See

Rachael DeLue, Art and Archaeology

November 7, 2023 · 12:30 pm1:30 pm · 10 Guyot Hall and Zoom

High Meadows Environmental Institute

Rachael DeLue, professor of art and archaeology and American studies, will present “Visuality Against the Anthropocene: Landscape Vision and Things That Do Not See” in Guyot Hall, Room 10, and online via Zoom. DeLue is the third speaker in the fall 2023 HMEI Faculty Seminar Series.

Defined broadly as a portion of the Earth’s surface that can be seen at one time from one place, or narrowly as an artistic representation of the natural world, landscape supposedly hinges on the presence of a human observer. In this seminar, DeLue will consider instances of landscape representation from the sciences in the long nineteenth century that may be described as exceeding a human point of view, often against the grain of intention. Considered alongside entities such as the subterranean and animals without eyes that negate the visual and, by extension, anthropocentric visibility, these pictures imagine how humans might manage to see beyond themselves.

This seminar is free and open to the public. Lunch will be available in the Guyot Atrium at noon. All attendees can register here in advance to attend this event via Zoom livestream.

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