Materialitet i konstnärlig praktik - Med måleri som utgångspunkt
Posthumanist perspectives have given propositions on how to examine materiality from a non-anthropocentric point of view. This essay aims to gain understanding on how the selected informants relate to materiality and what role materiality plays in their artistic practice. The purpose of this study is also to understand if/how the knowledge of the current climate crisis affects their art and relationship to materiality. Through interviews with three contemporary painters and with theories on materiality by Jane Bennett, Bruno Latour, Donna Haraway and Karen Barad I find that all the three artists relate to materiality in different ways and the function which materiality plays in their practice varies. The result of this essay is that knowledge of climate change is contantly present in their private lives, and effects on their artistic practices indirectly in the form of personal values or feelings. For none of the artists in this essay was the climate change the content in their work at the moment.