• Chauvet II, Locaux IV, Planet B

    Author(s):
    Vincent Bruyere (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    2020 MLA Convention
    Subject(s):
    Ecocriticism, French studies, Museum studies
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    MLA 2020
    Conf. Loc.:
    Seattle
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/sdte-m043
    Abstract:
    This paper is about an ongoing experiment in ecocriticism that trades the reference to oikos--the inhabited world--for a choreography ushering bodies that cannot exist together anymore as a public through their resurrection to collective existence at the hand of three-dimensional replicas of prehistoric caves: Chauvet II and Lascaux IV. What the replicas are made of and how they were made is well documented (within the limits of trademarked secrecy). What they bring into existence, that is, the space they open up, the boundaries they assign to the present, and the kind of future they were designed and built to keep at bay make for a more complicated story. My version of the story starts with a Cold War memory of life in a fallout shelter.
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