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.
Table of Contents
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
3 Acts of Remaining: Liquid Ecologies and Memory Work in Contemporary Art Interventions
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
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
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
12 "A Water of a Hundred Eyes": Reconfiguring Liquidity
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.