Amazonia

Amazonia

Anthology as Cosmology

Edited by Kateryna Botanova and Quinn Latimer

Amazonia as a place, a subject, a point of view, and a socio-ecological world.

Distributed for Sternberg Press

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Amazonia as a place, a subject, a point of view, and a socio-ecological world.

Amazonia: Anthology as Cosmology is devoted to Amazonia, its peoples, allies, and nonhuman spirits, and their myriad material and immaterial practices, from certain cosmopolitics and visual languages to past and present forms of resistance. In all their various lines (and circles) of ecological and epistemological thought, the artists, elders, writers, theorists, shamans, curators, poets, and activists whose ideas, images, and struggles compose this book, are concerned with Amazonia as both a place and a point of view. Through the weaving of voices, myths, ancestors, and territories, and all their radical subjectivities, we understand language in this anthology in an extended sense: as testimony, textile, painting, river, forest, animal, ancestor, song, spirit, and sacred medicine. Amazonia: Anthology as Cosmology inquires into decolonial feminisms and Indigenous temporalities, externalized memory and erasure, sacred plants in the shadow of pandemic corporate-state extractivism and systemic violence, the activist possibilities of the mythic imagination, and the common visual matrices of the Amazonian universe. The book also weighs the Western imaginary of the Amazon, both its colonial roots in racial capitalism and its corporate, technological, paternalistic present. Centered, however, is Amazonia itself, in all its many and numinous worlds and languages—visual, oral, botanical, ancestral, cosmological—by which it becomes narrated, passed on, and then narrated again.

Paperback

$29.95 T ISBN: 9783956796111 352 pp. | 8.25 in x 10.25 in 136 color illus., 10 b&w illus.

Not for sale in Europe or the UK.

Editors

Kateryna Botanova

Kateryna Botanova is a Basel-based cultural critic and curator from Kyiv, Ukraine. She is a cocurator of the multidisciplinary cultural festival Culturescapes (Basel, Switzerland).

Quinn Latimer

Quinn Latimer is a poet and critic from California. Her writings and readings have been featured widely, including at Chisenhale Gallery, London; REDCAT, Los Angeles; and Qalandiya International, Ramallah/Jerusalem. Her books include Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder, coedited with Adam Szymczyk (Sternberg Press, 2014); Sarah Lucas: Describe This Distance (2013); Film as a Form of Writing, with Akram Zaatari (2013); and Rumored Animals (2012). Latimer is editor in chief of publications for documenta 14.