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Digital Clouds Don't Carry Rain: A Reading List

POSTED: 27 February 2024

Artist Mónica Alcázar-Duarte shares a list of recommended texts, exploring themes addressed in her current exhibition

Explore issues of indigenous environmentalism, feminism and Spanish colonial history with this reading list compiled by artist Mónica Alcázar-Duarte, to accompany her exhibition Digital Clouds Don't Carry Rain on display at Autograph until 1 June 2024.

reading list

➡  Guillermo Bonfil Batalla, México Profundo: Reclaiming a Civilisation, translated by Philip Denis. Published by University of Texas Press, 1997.

➡  Mark V. Campbell, Afrosonic Life, published by Bloomsbury, 2023.

➡  Mark V. Campbell,  Black Canadian Thought, published in The CLR James Journal, Vol. 20, 2014.

➡  Inua Ellams, The Actual, published by Penned in the Margins, 2020.

➡  bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions: 1 (Love Song to the Nation, 1), published by William Morrow Paperbacks, 2016.

➡  Ilona Katzew, Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World, published by Yale University Press, 2011.

➡  Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants, published by Penguin Books, 2020.

➡  Robin Wall Kimmerer, Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, published by Penguin Books, 2021.

➡  Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider, published by Penguin Books, 2019.

➡  Toni Morrison, Beloved, published by Vintage Publishing, 2007.

➡  Lola Olufemi, Experiments in Imagining Otherwise, published by Hajar Press, 2021.

➡  Richard Powers, The Overstory, published by Vintage Publishing, 2019.

➡  Françoise Vergès, A Decolonial Feminism, published by Pluto Press, 2021.

part of the exhibition


Mónica Alcázar-Duarte: Digital Clouds Don't Carry Rain

16 Feb – 1 Jun 2024
Free exhibition

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Banner image: Mónica Alcázar-Duarte, Ah-Muzen-Cab - Mayan deity of bees [detail], from the series Digital Clouds Don’t Carry Rain, 2021-2023, © and courtesy the artist.

Other image on page: Mónica Alcázar-Duarte, Ixchel - Mayan Moon and Birth deity from the series Digital Clouds Don’t Carry Rain, 2021-2023, © and courtesy the artist.