Full Paper. Session: Humans and NonHumans / Generative, Locative and Environments
Keywords: Locative art, postlocative art, onlife, artificial intelligence, geosemantics postanthropocentric
This article addresses how postlocative art deploys strategies that critically accept the important role that non-humans play in public representation, thus moving beyond the locative framework and closely associating itself with the postphenomenology of complex systems.
The existence of a new hybrid spatial ontology (mate-rial/virtual, offline/online) has triggered some unique territorialization processes closely linked to the technopolitical and technoeconomic domain. These processes involve a new symbolic-cultural output that questions the validity of locative art’s theoretical framework, initially associated with situationist psychogeography and with the informational context associated with GPS metadata. By contrast, postlocative art deploys strategies that critically accept the important role that non-humans play in public representation as well as in delegating the production of meaning to AI, thus moving beyond the locative framework and closely associating itself with the postphenomenology of complex systems.
- Santiago Morilla (ES) is a multidisciplinary artist, PhD in Contemporary Art (UCM, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain) and specialised in New Media Art (Erasmus Scholarship at The Media Lab Media Lab, University of Art and Design UIAH Helsinki, Finland), researcher and lecturer at UCM Faculty of Fine Arts. He is currently part of the research groups “Artistic practices and new forms of knowledge” (UCM id: 588) and “Energy humanities. Energy and sociocultural imaginaries between the industrial revolutions and the ecosocial crisis” (CSIC, PID2020-113272RA-I00, ENERGEHUM). https://www.santiagomorilla.com