Nature and the Colonial Wound | Coca

Coca Relatives * Revisiting the black and white vision of the coca plant as part of a search for its origins beyond colonial history. Condemned as demonic and praised as a magic cure to it all, the history of coca is the history of the entanglement between capitalism, colonialism and imperialism. Undoing colonial constructions of life is also recovering our spiritual relationships with these other ancestors.

Exhibited at Flowers of Evil, Nature and the colonial wound which was curated by Mariel Rodriguez at VBKÖ.