Macarena Gómez-Barris: Submerged Memories of the Colonial Anthropocene
- When 16 Jul - 16 Jul 2019
CNR OXFORD ST & GREENS RD, PADDINGTON NSW 2021
In the era of the colonial anthropocene how do we address histories of loss and disappearance in relation to resurgence?
Thinking with Patagonia and other southern spaces, and the Fuegan peoples, Macarena Gómez-Barris discusses how we might address decolonial representation as working to a politics of and critical solidarity with Indigenous cultural memory, presence, and planetary futures.
Macarena Gómez-Barris is author of Where Memory Dwells: Culture and State Violence in Chile (UC Press 2010), The Extractive Zone: Social Ecologies and Decolonial Perspectives (Duke University Press 2017), andBeyond the Pink Tide: Artistic and Political Undercurrents in the Americas(UC Press 2018). She is co-editor with Herman Gray of Towards A Sociology of a Trace (University of Minnesota Press 2010) and co-editor with Licia Fiol-Matta of Las Américas Quarterly, a special issue of American Quarterly(Fall 2014). Her new book project is At the Sea’s Edge: On Coloniality and the Oceanic. Her essays have appeared in Antipode, Social Text, GLQ, Journal of Cinema and Media Studies as well as numerous other venues and art catalogues. She has been a Visiting Professor at New York University and a Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor at FLACSO-Quito. She publishes on decolonial praxis, space and memory, and the environmental arts and humanities. She is founder and Director of the Global South Center, a transdisciplinary space for experimental research, artistic, and activist praxis, and Chairperson of the Department of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute.
Introduction by Dr Verónica Tello, Lecturer, Contemporary Art Theory, UNSW Art & Design. Response by Anastasia Murney, PhD candidate Art Theory, UNSW Art & Design.
Presented in partnership with UNSW Art & Design Research Forum
This lecture is part of a series of events programmed to launch a new Art Theory major as part of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at UNSW Art & Design. The BFA (Art Theory) will welcome its first cohort in 2020. The Art Theory major builds on the existing strength of Art Theory at UNSW Art & Design, and allows students to examine and engage in the dynamic interplay between theory and practice shaping contemporary art and culture.
Image: Rachel O’Reilly (with Pa.LaC.E and Rodrigo Hernandez), 'Island Law Energies', from The Gas Imaginary, 2014, 9 unique risograph prints on paper, ink, pencil, 27.9 x 31.5cm, ed. of 5. Courtesy: the artist