1. We Are Better Volcanoes Than Volcanoes


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    This video depicts a sculptural installation entitled: We Are Better Volcanoes Than Volcanoes. The piece is made of and continuously erupt styrofoam peanuts. The concept for this work is to relate the human output of CO2 via industry, automobiles, etc over the past 200+ years to a continuously erupting volcano in an effort to talk about the history, evolution, and existence of humanity as a naturally occurring process. a. (…) humans have turned the atmosphere, biosphere, and the briny deep into something that, until now, only volcanoes and colliding continental plates have been able to achieve. (…) Antarctic ice cores reveal there’s more CO2 floating around today than at any time in the past 650,000 years. b. The Changes in global CO2 concentration during the past 600,000 years have mimicked the changes in global temperature. (…) studies show that globally, volcanoes on land and under the sea release a total of about 200 million tons of CO2 annually. While 200 million tons of CO2 is large, the global fossil fuel CO2 emissions for 2003 tipped the scales at 26.8 billion tons. Thus, does volcanic-production of-CO2 not dwarf that of human activity, it actually comprises less than one percent of that value. a.(…) by tapping the Carboniferous Formation and spewing it up into the sky, we’ve become a volcano that hasn’t stopped erupting since the 1700’s. a.-excerpts from The World Without Us, by Alan Weisman b.-excerpt from Which Produces more CO2, Volcanic or Human Activity?, US Geologic Survey website, written by scientists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

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      Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project is pleased to present Humanature, an art exhibition that calls into question the boundaries between what is “human” and what is “natural.” Opening Friday, March 4, 6-9pm at la Esquina, this ambitious show features installations, sculptures, photographs, prints, and mixed media works by artists Cameron Fuller (St. Louis), David Johnson (St. Louis), Jamie Kreher (St. Louis), Karen McCoy (Kansas City), Carin Mincemoyer (Pittsburgh, PA), Eric Troffkin (Detroit, MI), and B.j. Vogt (St. Louis), who is also the exhibition curator. In addition, the artists and curator will participate in Correlations, a panel discussion about the concepts introduced in Humanature on Saturday, March 5, 1pm, also at la Esquina. All free and open to all. Raising questions about the definitions of “natural” and “man made,” the boundaries implied therein, and the manners in which humans are disposed to representing “nature” as “other,” this exhibition argues for a more expansive consideration. “Our influence over the natural world, and the impact this influence in turn exerts upon human civilization, make readily apparent the fact that we are, in fact, part of an ongoing natural process in which both choice and chance determine the outcome,” writes curator B.j. Vogt. “It is relevant therefore to propose that humans exist as a natural event unfolding within the evolutionary timeline of the Earth.” Humanature runs March 4 through April 16, 2011 at La Esquina, 1000 West 25th Street, KCMO 64108.

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      • Humanature


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        Charlotte Street Foundation's Urban Culture Project presents: HUMANATURE an art exhibition that calls into question the boundaries between what is human and what is natural Curated by B.j. Vogt Featuring work by: Cameron Fuller (St. Louis) David Johnson (St. Louis) Jamie Kreher (St. Louis) Karen McCoy (Kansas City) Carin Mincemoyer (Pittsburgh, PA) Eric Troffkin (Detroit, MI) B.j. Vogt (St. Louis) ALL FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Humanature runs March 4-April 16, 2011 @ La Esquina 1000 West 25th Street Kansas City MO 64108 Hours: 12-5 Wednesday, Friday & Saturday; 11-6 Thurs www.charlottestreet.org

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        • Damian Elwes - humanature


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          The installation includes a large floor painting which depicts one of the primary source of the Amazon River. In an attempt to remind us of the world’s environmental problems, Elwes entices the viewer to connect with the work by walking across it, simultaneously creating an individual path whilst interacting with nature. The work, which is based on a grid that Elwes constructed at the source of the river using ropes and pegs, is comprised of 144 small paintings which have been seamlessly fitted together. On the surrounding walls are the images of a woman asleep, naked and at one with her environment, integrated in the flora. Collectively, the installation illustrates the idea that the woman is a metaphor for the river and that both represent the source of life.

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          • Humanature by Sero Oh Teaser by Qlima Motion


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            Fashion Collection "HUMANATURE" by Sero OH

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