Agnès Varda • Images of Architecture

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

“[P]hotography at its best plays a critical role in raising awareness of the impact, showing the environmental abuse and human costs, of fossil-fuel’s everyday operations, encouraging a rebellious activist culture, like that currently taking place in Seattle’s port, around which diverse communities and transnational organizations are building political alliances. Such imagery invites us to participate in what Isabelle Stengers terms the cosmopolitical present, alluding to the progressive composition of a common world, where commonality insists on thinking ‘in the presence of’ those most negatively affected by governmental policies.” T.J. Demos • Still Searching