by Sue Montoya

documentation from development of functioning (construction) site from winter 2017

 architectures of capital: the data center, the parking lot, the vacant lot, building under construction, and the cargo containers.

architectures of capital: the data center, the parking lot, the vacant lot, building under construction, and the cargo containers.

 First attempt of an imaginary marker in studio. These markets

First attempt of an imaginary marker in studio. These markets

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by Sue Montoya

¡Despertemos! ¡Despertemos Humanidad! Ya no hay tiempo. Nuestras conciencias serán sacudidas por el hecho de solo estar contemplando la autodestrucción basada en la depredación capitalista, racista y patriarcal.
— Berta Caceres, 2015
 2017  These images were taken at the Austin Carey Forest in fall 2017. The area was purchased by the University of Florida and is part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). While in this space I kept thinking of the financialization of nature, particularly the histories and politics that lay hidden in the landscape, in the language used by IFAS staff, and the educational materials provided by the University. In  ya no hay tiempo , a short experimental video, I aim to parallel/meld/re-mix the historical capitalist patriarchal systems of modern photography//production while looking to people like Berta Caceres. I use the darkroom to highlight the urgency and timeliness of this self-destructive character.  ¡ Ya no hay tiempo!//There is no time!

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These images were taken at the Austin Carey Forest in fall 2017. The area was purchased by the University of Florida and is part of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). While in this space I kept thinking of the financialization of nature, particularly the histories and politics that lay hidden in the landscape, in the language used by IFAS staff, and the educational materials provided by the University. In ya no hay tiempo, a short experimental video, I aim to parallel/meld/re-mix the historical capitalist patriarchal systems of modern photography//production while looking to people like Berta Caceres. I use the darkroom to highlight the urgency and timeliness of this self-destructive character.

¡Ya no hay tiempo!//There is no time!

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Berta Caceres, from Honduras, and Isidro Baldenegro Lopez, from Mexico’s indigenous Tarahumara people, are both indigenous environmental defenders awarded with the Goldman Environmental Prize (known as the Nobel for environmental defenders) who were found dead in 2016 and 2017, respec- tively. Caceres was defending indigenous communities against the construction of a big hydroelectric dam in Honduras, a project nanced by a Chinese state-owned hydropower company, the World Bank and a Honduran electrical company. Isidro Baldenegro Lopez was ghting against logging companies in the North Mexico’s Sierra Madre mountains. The fight against extractivism is difficult but countries like Bolivia or Ecuador are showing the way in creating laws for the Rights of Mother Earth which integrates human beings, plants,animals, mountains rivers etc. in the same life systems.

-Laura Stoll
— http://archivesma.epfl.ch/2018/114/stoll_enonce/ENONCE_STOLL.pdf/
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