Sylvan Delta

Catherine Harris

Sylvan Delta weaves together meditations on the life of plants and on the arrangements humans make around that life, a history moving off in two directions at once. In one respect, the way we imagine nature is determined by the history of projections made on it, an apotropaic magic still at work in keeping us separated and alienated. A rival history records the impressions humans leave in nature, /site/sites of intimacy and contact coming into being where the human species exerts an authentic, gentle pressure on the natural (non-human) to release its power to shape the human world: "As man slides down the spearhead of the angle of sight, he becomes not man, but both his destination, the twin points at the end of the line and the fragments of his stretched identity."

 

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