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Immanence and its distortions: Metaphysics of an art/science collaboration
chapterposted on 29.04.2019, 00:00 by Ashley HolmesAshley Holmes
Presented by an artist who is also a research academic specialising in creative practice, this is a reflective account of the thinking behind an art-science collaborative digital media artwork about coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef. With reference to process philosophers Alfred North Whitehead, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari and Henri Bergson, it is speculated how axiology in art can counter the positivism of science and address the relativism of postmodern attitudes, without didacticism. Rather, through art practice that heightens pathos and sublimity, coming to understand the immanence of cosmic creativity is portrayed as a salve to apparently insurmountably foreboding environmental challenges.