Traces of Feathers: Multiplicity, Intersubjectivity, and Transcendence in Cecilia Paredes’ Flight Series

By Bridget Keating.

Published by The International Journal of Arts Theory and History

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Drawing upon an Andean Indigenous and anticolonial feminist framework, this paper explores notions of intersubjectivity and the Other as represented in Cecilia Paredes’ “Flight Series.” Paredes, a contemporary Peruvian artist, challenges and unhinges boundaries that separate culture and nature, thereby drawing upon Indigenous ontological understandings that assert interdependence. As part of this examination, the work addresses and subverts the violence of binary classification and Othered women’s liminal positioning, projects associated with colonialism that structure order, control, and domination. In the “Flight Series,” Paredes offers new possibilities for transformation and decolonization, the untethering of historical bindings.

Keywords: Intersubjectivity, Andean Cosmology, Colonialism, Gender Violence, Peruvian Visual Cculture, Decolonization

The International Journal of Arts Theory and History, Volume 9, Issue 3-4, February 2015, pp.1-10. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: February 3, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 777.141KB)).

PhD (ABD) Bridget Keating

PhD Student, Department of Fine Arts, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada