Slow Down Fast, A Toda Raja — A conversation with Camila Marambio and Cecilia Vicuña
November 15, 2019
Printed Matter is pleased to announce a book launch for Slow Down Fast, A Toda Raja by Camila Marambio and Cecilia Vicuña, published by Errant Bodies Press as part of its Doormats series. Join the event on facebook here.
“This is a book of the female giggling that terrifies men.”
— James O’Hern, poet.
In this brilliant intergenerational dialogue, curator Camila Marambio and artist Cecilia Vicuña, one of the most intriguing Indoamerican artists of our times, converse about mestizaje/miscenegation, ecological disaster, eroticism and decolonisation in their multilingual, irreverent and humorous slang.
The result is a unique book that presents a conversation that is both poetic and critical. The particular dialogue presented in the book crosses over from Spanish to English, from poetry to academic argumentation, and from art to science. It proposes a necessary method for decolonial liberation, which reveals the transformative power of art in search of “an ecology of the soul, the resplendence of our connectivity to each other and the cosmos.”
The book, which they began working on in 2015 through recorded meetings that were then transcribed, was edited by Helen Hughes and published in Berlin by Errant Bodies Press, and will be presented at Printed Matter by Camila Marambio and Cecilia Vicuña.