2018 — ‘Copper Geographies’ by Editorial RM (Barcelona/Mexico)

‘Copper Geographies’ Editorial RM 188 pages, insert and map 24x30cm 2018 IACopper GeographiesBook_LowRes_Web ‘Copper Geographies’ (2018), Editorial RM (México/Barcelona) ‘Copper Geographies’ invites the viewer on a journey of copper from raw material through stock market exchange value, smelted commodity, capital wealth and recycled material. From the transformed landscapes of the Atacama Desert through a re-imagined voyage to Wales and the City of London, the project documents spaces of circulation, environmental disruption, protest and trade, and makes visible the return of the copper hidden within technological devices to its geographical origins. The publication presents documentary research in the form of maps, photographs and texts, and offers a critical spatial imaginary for re-thinking the geographies of copper. It includes six written contributions by curators, historians and poets; Andrés Anwandter, Marta Dahó, Tehmina Goskar, Tony Lopez, Louise Purbrick and Frank Vicencio López. ‘Copper Geographies’ stems from the practice-based PhD thesis ‘The Copper Geographies of Chile and Britain: A photographic study of mining’, carried out as part of ‘Traces of Nitrate’, a research project developed in collaboration with Art and Design historian Louise Purbrick and photographer Xavier Ribas, based at the University of Brighton and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Launched during Paris Photo in November 2018. For ordering a copy, please write to Ariela Rodríguez at Editorial RM on: Link to Editorial RM
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Im a Chilean born, London based visual artist and researcher. My practice explores and reflects on the geo-political power dynamics in mineral industries, geographies and historical narratives. My interconnected research projects involve extensive historical research, fieldwork, the collection of archival materials, new photographic documentation with large format cameras and diverse forms of mapping. My work develops using site-specific working methodologies.