This Spanish-language podcast, hosted by curator and researcher Carolina Jiménez, accompanies the premiere of the documentary Aquel verano del 22. Las leyes [The Summer of ‘22. The Laws] by artist and filmmaker Lorenzo Sandoval for TBA21. Carolina and Lorenzo have been in conversation over the years, often pursuing collaborative research together, as with their current project Rhythmepistemologies, which they are working on under the name Office for the Edition of Patterns and Poetics of Repetition. OEPPR is an organization for the analysis, production, and redistribution of the intersections between infrastructures and cosmovisions.
In this podcast they explore the continuities between body and landscape, addressing the implications of different semiotic, listening, and reading devices within and beyond human language. In doing so they consider provisional in(ter)ferences in the establishment of a new legal paradigm of the rights of nature for Mar Menor in Murcia. They review the extractivist logic that has been apparent in the region for decades, fueled by the interconnection of mining, agroindustry, and urbanism that flourished during Franco’s era of developmentalism. Considering how such conditions might be reassembled, they look/listen to flamenco from La Unión as both a symptom of pain and trauma and practice of inscribing a corpus of vernacular knowledge of the workers and the landscape otherwise.
Audio transcript in English HERE.