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Potency and Partial Knowledge. An Exercise

While the vast macro and micro scales of the technosphere can be difficult to grapple with, so too is the complexity of its many interactions. The artists Andrew Yang and Jeremy Bolen propose a modest attunement exercise to counter this inaccessibility, an alternative to the abstractions of magnitude and scale through which the Anthropocene is so often perceived, by a sensitization of the partial and embodied.

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Andrew Yang

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Dr. Andrew Yang is a transdisciplinary artist and scholar working across the interweaving of the natural, cultural, and bio-historical. His projects have been exhibited from Oklahoma to Yokohama, Chicago to Kassel, with new work for the 14th Istanbul Biennial in 2015. He holds a PhD in zoology and a master of fine arts degree in visual arts and is currently an associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In the fall of 2015 he was a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science working on archival knowledge through the Anthropocene.