1st Edition

Liquid Ecologies in Latin American and Caribbean Art

Edited By Lisa Blackmore, Liliana Gómez Copyright 2020
    246 Pages 15 Color & 44 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    246 Pages 15 Color & 44 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    246 Pages 15 Color & 44 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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, blue humanities, ecocriticism, Latin American and Caribbean studies, and island studies.

    Chapter 7 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com

    1 Beyond the Blue: Notes on the Liquid Turn

    Lisa Blackmore and Liliana Gómez

    Part I Liquid Epistemologies

    2 Turbulent River Times: Art and Hydropower in Latin America’s Extractive Zones

    Lisa Blackmore

    3 Acts of Remaining: Liquid Ecologies and Memory Work in Contemporary Art Interventions

    Liliana Gómez

    4 An Expanse of Water: How to Know Water Through Film

    Adriana Michéle Campos Johnson

    Part II (De)Colonised Flows

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

    Rory O’Bryen

    6 "The Roar of the River Grows Ever Louder": Polluted Waters in Colombian Eco-Art, From Alicia Barney to Clemencia Echeverri

    Gina Mcdaniel Tarver

    7 Amazonian Waterway, Amazonian Water Worlds: Rivers in Government Projects and Indigenous Art

    Giuliana Borea and Rember Yahuarcani

    Part III Fluid Memories

    8 Water, Women and Action Art in Latin America: Materializing Ecofeminist Epistemologies

    Esther Moñivas

    9 Memories in the Present: Affect and Spectrality in Contemporary Aquatic Imaginaries

    Irene Depetris Chauvin

    Part IV Bodies of Water

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

    Elizabeth Deloughrey and Tatiana Flores

    11 Cecilia Vicuña’s Liquid Indigeneity

    Paul Merchant

    12 "A Water of a Hundred Eyes": Reconfiguring Liquidity

    Sophie Halart


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

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