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Bibliography: Bioart and Ecoart: Interspecies Co-Creativity and Matters of Care 

This is not a prescriptive list, but please read some of the following (or other sources) before the seminar to familiarize yourselves with current directions in bioart, ecoart, and ecocriticism, and with ecological thought in Latin America. Many of the texts are available online in PDF form. There is very little published yet on the individual artists and their work, but you may find some press articles or isolated essays online.

On specific artists or projects:

More general works on bioart and ecoart:

  • Demos, T. J. Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology (Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2016)
  • Clark, Timothy. Ecocriticism on the Edge: The Anthropocene as a Threshold Concept. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
  • Davis, Heather, and Etienne Turpin, eds. Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments and Epistemologies. London: Open Humanities Press, 2015.
  • Garrard, Greg, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014
  • López del Rincón, Daniel. Bioarte: Arte y vida en la era de la biotecnología. Madrid: Akal, 2015.
  • Reichle, Ingeborg. Art in the Age of Technoscience: Genetic Engineering, Robotics, and Artificial Life in Contemporary Art, trans. Gloria Custance. Vienna: Springer, 2009.
  • Tsing, Anna, Nils Bubandt, Elaine Gan, and Heather Anne Swanson, eds. Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene. Minneapolis: University Of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Relevant works on ecology, multispecies encounters and environmentalism:

  • Boff, Leonardo. El cuidado esencial: Ética de lo humano, compasión por la Tierra. Madrid: Editorial Trotta, 2002.
  • Gudynas, Eduardo. Derechos de la naturaleza: ética biocéntrica y políticas ambientales. Buenos Aires: Tinta Limón, 2015.
  • Kirksey, Eben. Emergent Ecologies. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2015.
  • Leff, Enrique. Discursos sustentables. Mexico: Siglo XXI, 2008.
  • Marder, Michael. Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013.
  • Puig de la Bellacasa, María. Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in More Than Human Worlds. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.
  • Van Dooren, Thom, Eben Kirksey, and Ursula Münster. “Multispecies Studies: Cultivating Arts of Attentiveness.” Environmental Humanities (1 May 2016) 8 (1): 1-23
  • Vargas Roncancio, Iván Dario. “Plants and the Law: Vegetal Ontologies and the Rights of Nature. A Perspective from Latin America,” Australian Feminist Law Journal, 43:1 (2017), 67-87
  • Weber, Andreas. Enlivenment: Towards a Fundamental Shift in the Concepts of Nature, Culture and Politics. Berlin: Heinrich Böll Foundation, 2013.