Shop > Artists' Books


Screen Ecologies: Art, Media, and the Environment in the Asia-Pacific Region

The MIT Press
Artists' Books
7 × 9 × 0.6 in
224 pp
, Contemporary Art, Politics

Images of environmental disaster and degradation have become part of our everyday media diet. This visual culture focusing on environmental deterioration represents a wider recognition of the political, economic, and cultural forces that are responsible for our ongoing environmental crisis. And yet efforts to raise awareness about environmental issues through digital and visual media are riddled with irony, because the resource extraction, manufacturing, transportation, and waste associated with digital devices contribute to environmental damage and climate change. Screen Ecologies examines the relationship of media, art, and climate change in the Asia-Pacific region—a key site of both environmental degradation and the production and consumption of climate-aware screen art and media.

Screen Ecologies shows how new media and visual artists provide alternative ways for understanding the entanglements of media and the environment in the Asia-Pacific. It investigates such topics as artists’ exploration of alternative ways to represent the environment; regional stories of media innovation and climate change; the tensions between amateur and professional art; the emergence of biennials, triennials, and new arts organizations; the theme of water in regional art; new models for networked collaboration; and social media’s move from private to public realms. A generous selection of illustrations shows a range of artist’s projects.

Hardcover, perfect-bound, b&w

May 2016

ISBN: 978-0-26-203456-2

About the Authors
Larissa Hjorth, an artist ethnographer, is Professor in the School of Media and Communication at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).

Sarah Pink is Professor in the School of Media and Communications at RMIT.

Kristen Sharp is Senior Lecturer in the School of Art at RMIT.

Linda Williams is Associate Professor in the School of Art at RMIT.

  1. Screen Ecologies

Related Items

  1. Yoko Ono and Joan Rothfuss: Topless Cellist: The Improbable Life of Charlotte Moorman
  2. Laura U. Marks: Enfoldment and Infinity
  3. Vito Acconci: Language to Cover a Page
  4. Carolee Schneemann: Imaging Her Erotics
  5. Felicity D. Scott: Outlaw Territories
  6. Walking and Mapping
  7. Anna-Sophie Springer and Etienne Turpin: Fantasies of the Library
  8. Mike Kelley: Minor Histories
  9. Elizabeth Legge: Michael Snow: Wavelength
  10. Jamie Q: Swatches
  11. Erik van der Weijde: Havaianas
  12. Eli Howey: Forming 2
  13. Jacquet Marianne: A VOTRE BON COEUR
  14. David Robbins: Concrete Comedy: An Alternative History of Twentieth-Century Comedy
  15. Eric Tabuchi: A French American Trip
  16. Stephen Wicks: Never Going Back Again
  17. Katie Bethune-Leamen: mushrooms: zombies of forest, fen & field
  18. Eli Howey: PREY
  19. Justin Gordon and Hugh Mater: Hi!Score
  20. Maryanna Hardy: So I’ve Been Told
  21. Josh MacPhee and Jesse Purcell: Capture the Flag
  22. Dave Weir: (omega omega)
  23. Materializing Six Years: Lucy Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art
  24. Ed Ruscha: Various Small Books
  25. Alternative Histories: New York Art Spaces, 1960-2010
  26. Martha Rosler: The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems BY Steve Edwards
  27. A Second Modernism: MIT, Architecture, and the ’Techno-Social’ Moment
  28. Time
  29. The Global Contemporary and the Rise of New Art Worlds
  30. Peter Sloterdijk: Nietzsche Apostle
  31. Bruce Hainley and Elaine Sturtevant: Under the Sign of [ sic]: Sturtevant’s Volte-Face
  32. Anne Rorimer: Michael Asher: Kunsthalle Bern
  33. Kodwo Eshun: Dan Graham: Rock My Religion
  34. Anna Dezeuze: Thomas Hirschhorn: Deleuze Monument
  35. Anna Dezeuze: Thomas Hirschhorn: Deleuze Monument
  36. Amy Brandt: Interplay
  37. October Magazine Issue 151
  38. Sexuality