Written with Juliette Brown. This article is written in the context of social anthropology and so self-consciously navigates the different knowledges assumed in its readership. It is an attempt at describing the history and raison d'etre of an ongoing and durational artwork called The Field located in the county of Essex near London, UK, and within a wider history of such art 'experiments'. The text attempts to describe Levinas's ideas of ethical engagements of the other as Other from within an art practice and describes how The Field experiment can be described as trying to enact this type of ethical engagement with both human and non-human others. The text does not an attempt at locating Levinas's 'metaethics' within philosophy. Further, we chart where this experiment differs from Levinas's own ideas.
|Title of host publication||Living Beings|
|Subtitle of host publication||Perspectives on Interspecies Engagements|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Volume||Association of Social Anthropologists Monographs|
|ISBN (Print)||9780857858412 , 9780857858429|
|Publication status||Published - 18 Dec 2013|