BE DAMMED: Art as Resistance to Environmental Destruction with Carolina Caycedo

Wednesday, March 4, 2020,

Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building

Carolina Caycedo is a London-born Colombian artist living in Los Angeles. She participates in movements of territorial resistance, solidarity economies, and housing as a human right. Her work contributes to the construction of environmental historical memory as a fundamental element for non-repetition of violence against human and non-human entities and generates a debate about the future in relation to common goods, environmental justice, just energy transition, and cultural biodiversity.
Join us as Caycedo shares her ongoing project, Be Dammed, which uses Indigenous cosmogonies of the Americas, conceptualizing all bodies of waters as connected. Be Dammed investigates the effects that large dams have on natural and social landscapes in several American bio-regions. Carolina uses aerial and satellite imagery, geo-choreographies, and audio-visual essays to intersect social bodies with bodies of water, exploring public space in rural contexts, and conjuring water as a common good.
There will also be a casual lunchtime conversation with Caycedo in the Art Museum lobby at 12:00 earlier the same day, Wednesday, March 4th.
Oak is also organizing a day trip to the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston on Saturday, March 7th, where Caycedo’s exhibit is on display as of January 20th. Please email if you would like to attend.
Cosponsored by the Center for the Arts and Humanities, the Colby Art Museum, the Spanish Department, the Latin American Studies Program, and the Environmental Studies Program

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