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.
Introduction: Fluidities and Counterflows
Lisa Blackmore & Liliana Gómez
Part 1. Liquid Epistemologies
2. Contested Landscapes: Liquid Ecologies and Memory Work in Contemporary Art Interventions
3. An Expanse of Water: How to Know Water through Film
Part 2: (De)colonised Flows
4. Untangling the Mangrove: Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor in the Colombian Caribbean
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
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
11. "A Water of a Hundred Eyes": Reconfiguring Liquidity in Recent Chilean Contemporary Art
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.