Eddee Daniel, Grip in “Hard Ecology: Rethinking Nature,” in IVC 20.
InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal of Visual Culture (IVC), published through the University of Rochester’s graduate program in Visual and Cultural Studies, is pleased to announce the launch of Issue 20: “Ecologies.” For this issue, we explored the “ecological” turn in contemporary visual culture. Furnishing an awareness of habitat, rooted in the Latin verb “it lives,” ecology refers to the dynamism of the natural world. But it also lends to an understanding of the dynamism of different kinds of environments, from the virtual to the visual. Authors Adam Levin, Roberta Buiani, Beatrice Choi and Hans Vermy contributed articles expanding upon these connotations, at the same time reshaping definitions of liveliness, agency, and subjectivity. Issue 20 also features three artworks by Cary Peppermint/Leila Nadir (EcoArtTech), Elçin Maraşlı, and Eddee Daniels that visualize and embody a spectrum of ecologies. Making use of IVC’s open access electronic format, these works take on several forms: artist interview, installation documentation, online book, and photo essay.
IVC is a student run interdisciplinary journal published online twice a year in an open access format. Through peer-reviewed articles, creative works, and reviews of books, films, and exhibitions, our issues explore changing themes in visual culture. Fostering a global and current dialog across fields, IVC investigates the power and limits of vision.