Mammut is a magazine dedicated to exploring all forms of creative production that have a relationship with nature, landscape and environmentalism—or what we call ecological aesthetics. Featuring scholarly investigations, reports on current discussions and debates, and artist’s projects, Mammut is a sourcebook for readers seeking to understand the intersection of art and nature.
Edited by Matthias Merkel Hess and Roman Jaster. Designed by Roman Jaster.
ISSUE #5 WINTER/SPRING 2012: SOME KIND OF NATURE
For our fifth issue of Mammut, we borrowed the title of the 2010 Gorillaz song Some Kind of Nature as a theme to investigate our ongoing interest in art and nature. Both terms are so broad as be almost indefinable and this opens up a lot of terrain for investigation, imagination and reflection on the meaning of the words and what role art can play in our relationship with processes of the world.
With contributions by Eben Goff, Xana Kudrjavcev-DeMilner, Jane Parshall, Erin Hauber, Patricia Watts, David Zuttermeister, Lily Vose-O'Neal, Max Andrews, Max Rain, Joseph Imhauser, Matthias Merkel Hess.
Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 2pm.
Join us for an informal gathering with coffee and baked goods. We will have contributors and editors on hand, as well as copies of the magazine.
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ISSUE #4 FALL 2010: SOLASTALGIA
The fourth issue investigates the effects of climate change on the human psyche, focusing on a new definition of sadness called "solastalgia." Coined by Australian philosopher Glenn Albrecht, who also contributed to this issues of Mammut, the term refers to a form of homesickness felt while still at home. A parallel of sorts to nostalgia, the word solastalgia was created by combining the Latin words solacium, meaning comfort, and algia, meaning pain.
Guest editor: Ian Garrett.
With contributions by Glenn Albrecht,
Lisa Anne Auerbach,Susanna Battin, Brielle Korn,
Christine S. Lee, Rachel Levy, Ana Llorente,
Caroline Park, Jeremy Pickard, Gundula Prinz,
Isaac Resnikoff, Mansi Shah, Katrina Umber, Logan Wince. Cover design by Nick Steinhardt.
ISSUE #3 FALL 2009: TWILIGHT OF THE MEGAFAUNA
The third issue focuses on megafauna, a term that loosely applies to large mammals including the namesake of this magazine, the American mastodon. We asked contributors to offer a personal perspective on megafauana and how they are represented, used as symbols, or offer a way to understand our own lives.
With contributions by Otis Bardwell, Kelly Brooks, Deena Caparelli, Colleen Corcoran, Akina Cox, Nic Hess, Teira Johnson, Christine Lee, Erica Love, Matthias Merkel Hess, David Prince, Gundula Prinz, Gerard Olson, Christopher Smith, Jacob Tillman, Mathew Timmons, Alejandro Turell, and Claude Willey. Cover design by AZ.
ISSUE #2 SPRING 2009: LIVING WITH THE CITY
As the world's population is increasingly concentrated in urban centers, how we choose to interact, develop and live in these cities will only become more important. With a variety of perspectives but by no means comprehensive, we hope this issue offers new ideas, directions and ways of understanding urban life.
Featuring contributions by Nicholas Bauch, Maya Brym, Ian Garrett, Charlie Grosso, Teira Johnson, Ari Kletzsky, Gerard Olson, Camilo Ontiveros, Nick Romaniak, David Snyder, Ashwani Vasishth, and Sue Yank. Cover design by Teira Johnson.
ISSUE #1 FALL 2008: LEAVE THE LAND ALONE
Featuring contributions by Andrew Berardini, Colleen Corcoran, Josué Cruz, Manya Fox, Eben Goff, Maegan Hill-Caroll, Katie Holten, Natalia Jaster, Matthias Merkel Hess, Caroline Oh, Joseph Prichard, Isaac Resnikoff and Lisa Tucker. Cover design by Gretchen Nash.