SUPERNATURE

Supernature is more than nature as science, or nature as art – it exceeds the boundaries of these classificatory systems and opens up a space where the species of things conjure wonder and curiosity, as well as fear and repugnance.

This issue of Drain explores the limits of ‘nature’: its extremeties, its uselessness, its non-existence. Neither transcendent nor reified, ‘supernature’ is heterogenous and interdependent: it mimics, inverts, entombs and subverts the natural. Here, the classifications and hence, boundaries between art and nature are eliminated, and the unstable category of the speculative ensues.

IN THIS ISSUE
Feature Essay
Convergence Zone: The Aesthetics and Politics of the Ocean in Contemporary Art - Abigail Susik

Essays
Opening the Tomb: Supernature, Beautiful Decay, and Ruination - Ricky Varghese
Imaging Lazarus: The Undead in Contemporary Painting - Steve Locke


Reviews/Interviews
Interview with Isabel Manalo - Craig Drennen
Artifacts of Memory. Crystal Schenk at Lindfield Gallery - Jennifer Rabin
Questioning Necessity. Xin Cheng: Mixtures - Victoria Wynne-Jones
Interview with Carrie Gundersdorf - Avantika Bawa


Creative Writing
Host - Monty Reid
Teach Me – Ian Rhoodewalt


Feature Show
Preternatural - Curated by Celina Jeffery

Art Projects
Wide Receivers - Mónika Sziládi
Satellite Fields – Nadia Anderson
Dead Wrestlers – Judith Baumann
Zombie Argument - Harrison Higgs
Where The Other Hand is Clapping - Aaron Wexler
The Clipperton Project - An International Initiative

This issue was edited by Celina Jeffery
                                                                           Supernature - Vol. 7, No. 2, 2012