Systema naturae: a history of in-animate nature

Williams, Robert and Aylward-Williams, Jack (2014) Systema naturae: a history of in-animate nature. [Show/Exhibition] In: Systema Naturae: a History of In-animate Nature, 24 May - 21 June 2014, The Galley, Atlas Works, Carlisle, UK. (Unpublished) Full text not available from this repository.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Authors: Williams, Robert and Aylward-Williams, Jack
Corporate Authors / Creators: The Galley Arts

The latest in a series of collecting projects, father–and-son team Robert Williams and Jack Aylward-Williams have turned their attention to the ecologies of the everyday. They have amassed a collection of quotidian objects found during their regular perambulations over a two-year period. These objects, images and materials, cultural in origin, are representations of flora and fauna. The collection is identified by species, location, date, collector and other meta-data noted. Mindful of historical, contemporary and conventional sources (e.g. Linnaeus, Buffon, Darwin; popular Victorian Natural History writers such as Goldsmith and Wood; publishers Cassell, Warne and Ladybird; and Wikipedia), the collections are then classified. Their organisation and the construction of databases makes it possible to view the material comparatively, to regard it ecologically, anthropologically, culturally and archaeologically. It is possible to identify emergent patterns and to make inferences drawn from the inter-relationships indicated by the circumstances of their discovery.

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Date: 24 May 2014
Event Location: The Galley, Atlas Works, Carlisle, UK
Subject Headings: 700 ARTS & RECREATION (INCL. SPORT) > 700 ARTS & RECREATION (collections, philosophy & education)
Departments: Fine and Applied Arts
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Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2015 16:00
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2018 11:54

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