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Liquid Ecologies in Latin American and Caribbean Art

1st Edition

Edited by Lisa Blackmore, Liliana Gómez


272 pages | 15 Color Illus. | 44 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367198985
pub: 2020-07-03
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This interdisciplinary book brings into dialogue research on how different fluids and bodies of water are mobilised as liquid ecologies in the arts in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Examining the visual arts, including multimedia installations, performance, photography, and film, the chapters place diverse fluids and systems of flow in art historical, ecocritical, and cultural analytical contexts.

The book will be of interest to scholars of art history, cultural studies, environmental humanities, ecological humanities, blue humanities, ecocriticism, Latin American and Caribbean studies, and island studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Fluidities and Counterflows

Lisa Blackmore & Liliana Gómez

Part 1. Liquid Epistemologies

  1. Acts of remaining: Liquid Ecologies and Memory Work in Contemporary Art Interventions

Lisa Blackmore

2. Contested Landscapes: Liquid Ecologies and Memory Work in Contemporary Art Interventions

Liliana Gómez

3. An Expanse of Water: How to Know Water through Film

Adriana Johnson

Part 2: (De)colonised Flows

4. Untangling the Mangrove: Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor in the Colombian Caribbean

Rory O’Bryen

5. "The Roar of the River Grows Even Louder": Polluted Waters in Colombian Eco-art, from Alicia Barney to Clemencia Echeverri

Gina McDaniel Tarver

6. Amazonian Waterway, Amazonian Water-Worlds: Riversin Government Projects and Indigenous Art

Giuliana Borea & Rember Yahuarcani

Part 3: Fluid Memories

7. Women, Water and Action Art in Latin America: Eco-Feminist Epistemologies

Esther Moñivas

8. Memories in the Present: Affect and Spectrality in Contemporary Aquatic Imaginaries

Irene Depetris Chauvin

Part 4: Bodies of Water

9. Submerged Bodies: The Tidalectics of Representability and the Sea in Caribbean Art

Elizabeth DeLoughrey & Tatiana Flores

10. Cecilia Vicuña’s Liquid Indigeneity

Paul Merchant

11. "A Water of a Hundred Eyes": Reconfiguring Liquidity in Recent Chilean Contemporary Art

Sophie Halart

About the Editors

Lisa Blackmore is a Senior Lecturer in Art History and Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Essex.

Liliana Gómez is a SNSF-professor (Swiss National Science Foundation) at the Institute of Art History at University of Zurich. 

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

This series is our home for innovative research in the fields of art and visual studies. It includes monographs and targeted edited collections that provide new insights into visual culture and art practice, theory, and research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / History / General
ART / History / Contemporary (1945-)
ART / Sculpture & Installation
ART / Caribbean & Latin American
ART / Performance
HISTORY / Latin America / General
HISTORY / Caribbean & West Indies / General
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Hydrology