This paper examines the relationships between art and the consequences of the climate crisis. More specifically, how three selected pieces of art reflect and portray the dystopian elements from where we stand in the present climate crisis. The paper will include several theories by ecocritics. In ecocriticism, we find certain elements that we consider to be dystopian traits. These traits will be used to explore and understand the three selected pieces of art as dystopic but also to uncover the question: why does art even display dystopic images of the future? The analysis of the dystopian elements in the three pieces of art leads us to an understanding of the Anthropocene world where humankind considers themselves beyond any other species and the consequences this might have. The short story, “Luna seconda” by Ursula Scavenius from 2015 is an example of the Postantropocene world where the civilized human life no longer exists. Humankind have, in this world, become redundant. The traits of this world reflect the fears of the society dominated by the luring climate crisis. It is a dystopia. We will dis-cuss the prominent dystopian tendency to gain an understanding of why art is occupied with dystopian images of the future to reach the conclusion that humans are in constant search of endings. Whenever a society passes through big changes, such as the climate crisis, the changes generate fear in people which is reflected in dystopian art.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||18 dec. 2018|