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  • The beast from the black hole [Elektronski vir]
    Tratnik, Polona, 1976-
    The following paper is written along the art project Neotenous Dark Dwellers - Lygophilia, in which Robertina Šebjanič researches the culturalisations of Mexican Axolotl and the Slovenian Proteus ... anguinus as the animals that love the darkness and the places inhospitable for humans. The article addresses the axolotl, the human fish and the deep see squid, their living environments and the relationships with man or man with these animals that live in different worlds than man, but that at the same time inhabit the same planet, where we coexist in mutual dependence. The author examines the human approaches to these animals, which expand from exhibiting the fear of the "power of Nature", the theoretical admiration and the exercises of human dominance, be it in the form of hero fairy tales or the biopower of regenerative medicine. All of these "classical" attitudes have been very much actual in the modern age and many still are today. The author furthermore questions the eventual posthumanist perspective, which leads to the comprehension of the functional living and non-living systems as connected machines. While the classical relationships between man and animals are based on non-equal power forces and are anthropocentric, the recognition of the environments of different species, which first marked the alienation particularly of some species from man, is at the same time the key to finally recognize the operationality of various systems, which are actually connected.
    Vrsta gradiva - e-članek
    Leto - 2019
    Jezik - angleški
    COBISS.SI-ID - 2048091876