Spaniards Named Her Magdalena, But Natives Call Her Yuma, 2013

Spaniards Named Her Magdalena, But Natives Call Her Yuma

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Spaniards Named Her Magdalena, But Natives Call Her Yuma, 2013
2 channel HD video installation
Sound and Color, 27’

 

Spaniards Named Her Magdalena, But Natives Call Her Yuma, 2013

Artworks in Be Dammed examine the interconnected spheres of legal, physical, and psychological social control. As part of her research for the two channel video Spaniards named it Magdalena, but natives call her Yuma, for example, Caycedo conducted interviews with a range of individuals affected by and involved with the development of El Quimbo including an activist, an environmentalist, an oppositional leader, a professor, a shaman, a local fisherwoman, and the dam’s engineer, to develop an understanding of this complex triad.

 


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