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Book Launch:
The Andean Information Age

The live broadcast will be available at via Youtube streaming.

Knotting together a universe of stories related to the quipu system, The Andean Information Age tells the history of its ongoing decipherment, and the disruption that this sensorial code may be able to trigger in our present. This publication is the outcome of a collaborative research that took place both in Lima and Naples, revealing fascinating points of connection between these two cities.

The Andean Information Age is co-authored by Oscar Santillán and Alessandra Troncone, and published by BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE, with the support of IILA – Istituto Italo-Latino Americano in Rome (Italy) and Stroom Den Haag (The Netherlands). The book launch will explore the main topic of this publication, but also expand it through the research of two special guests: Manny Mendrano, anthropologist, and Carolina Castro Jorquera, curator.

Furthermore, the research behind this publication will be at the centre of two of Santillán’s upcoming solo shows, curated by Troncone, that will take place at Galleria Tiziana Di Caro in Naples and at Galería 80m2 Livia Benavides in Lima.

Oscar Santillán is an artist and cybernetician who continuously collaborates with diverse knowledge producers ranging from scientists to plants. His work has been exhibited internationally.

Alessandra Troncone is an art historian, curator and researcher. She is currently a Professor of History of Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples and an Artistic Co-Director of the program for contemporary art Underneath the Arches in Naples.

Manny Medrano is a PhD Candidate and Marshall Scholar in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews, where he uses computational methods to further khipu decipherment. His research has been featured by NPR, CBC, and NewScientist.

Carolina Castro Jorquera is a curator and researcher based in Chile. Her interests are framed by the relationship that Art is able to establish with other disciplines, such as Science and Mysticism. She is currently professor at the Master in Creación y estudios de la imagen, Finis Terrae University, Santiago de Chile.

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Category: Book launch, Talk

6 April 2021

18:00 CET

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