Remembering to forget colonial memory, to learn to live, again
At the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
on November 11th 2020 at 14:00 – 16:00 CET
During these days of empty metaphors and contradictions, I feel compelled to go back to basics. With all that’s going on, one wonders – am I really living? In other words, do I remember what it is to live? Yet isn’t this question what gives way to all else? That is why, by asking these questions, I’ve been little by little striving to align my daily life and privilege to my art and its related practices, so as to give life, and live. This questioning has led my efforts to the containment and deposition of colonial memory, particularly regarding the disproportionate violence and entropy that colonial memory self-inscribes. From my Caribbean perspective, I am exploring that entropy through various traumas that, to me, are sustained and repressed by the geological force that is colonial violence. By treating greenhouse technology as one of the object-relations of the memory of said violence, I give shape to that deposition as an infrastructure of epistemológica … a careful and transitional practice that at once reviews the scientific preparation, the expository prop, and political demonstration, so as to learn to live, again.
Luis Berríos-Negrón (San Juan, 1971*) is a Puerto Rican artist who explores the environmental forms of sculpture, discourse, and display that are shaped by the forces of global warming.
The seminar can be followed online.
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