Geologic subjects: nonhuman origins, geomorphic aesthetics and the art of becoming inhuman

  title={Geologic subjects: nonhuman origins, geomorphic aesthetics and the art of becoming inhuman},
  author={Kathryn Yusoff},
  journal={Cultural Geographies},
  pages={383 - 407}
This paper addresses the formation of subjectivity in the context of rock art, focusing on two prehistoric moments that exhibit the interrelation of nonhuman and inhuman forces in the art of becoming human. The first geologic subject of the prehistoric that is discussed is the ‘Birdman’ of Lascaux as an originary figure in human origins. The second subjects are the Gwion Gwion figures that were painted with the ‘living pigments’ of bacteria and fungi that continue to reproduce over geologic… 

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