2018 — ‘Copper Geographies’ by Editorial RM

‘Copper Geographies’ Editorial RM 188 pages, insert and map 24x30cm 2018 IACopper GeographiesBook_LowRes_Web Metsä Tissue – Mänttä tissue and cooking paper mill
‘Copper Geographies’ that stems from Ignacio Acosta’s practice-based PhD has been published by published by Editorial RM (México/Barcelona). ‘Copper Geographies’ has six written contributions by poets and historians, Andrés Anwandter, Marta Dahó, Tehmina Goskar, Tony Lopez, Louise Purbrick and Frank Vicencio López. The book invites the viewer to a journey of copper from raw material through stock market exchange value, material object and wealth. From the transformed landscapes of the Atacama Desert through a metaphoric journey to Wales, the project documents spaces of trafficking, protest and production as well as copper as ore, smelted commodity and recycled material. The book makes visible the return of the material hidden with technology devices to the geographies where it originated from. 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.