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Interspecies diplomacy in Anthropocenic waters: performing an ocean-oriented ontology

WithUNA CHAUDHURI

The art practice I discuss in this chapter responds to this emergency in a way that balances species-specificity with global ecological awareness. Its intense focus on a single species is motivated by a concern for-rather than disinterest in-the fate of all species. And it understands that fate in a way that is best described as “Anthropocenic,” to mark the vital need, at this rapidly unfolding juncture, for concerted and universal human attention to the environment, no matter what the historical causes of-and specific culprits behind-the current crisis.