Lacrime Di Coccodrillo - Tobia Faverio, NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti), Italy
My proposal is focused on the feeling of a subtle and deep line that defines a substantial difference between humanity and the environment. The growing concern for the preservation of the planet seems some how to underline this difference as if humans had to intervene to protect “the environment”. According to Spinoza’s pantheism, this conceptual division is absurd and seems to allow humans to abuse nature for personal purposes such as ornaments or vices. While the roots of this separation can be widely found in the texts of F. Bacon who in the 17th century did not hesitate to define the aim of scientific progress as the dominion and exploitation of nature for human benefit, what I'm asking myself is: To what extent did this conceptual separation contribute to the material exploitation of the planet, endangering the survival of the human being? Is it correct to consider differences as inequalities?