International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
The Animist Museum of Lake Texcoco: Environmental Entanglements in Central Mexico

Abstract

 

This essay analyzes the artistic, ecological and political drifts of the Lake Texcoco animist museum project. This is a mutant, alternative and de-territorialized museum that mobilizes reflections, affections, knowledge and political densities about the lives and deaths of Lake Texcoco, central basin of the Valley of Mexico. By reviewing and proposing an animistic museology, objects, stories and archives that organize human and more than human lives were collected in the lake basin. Each of the exhibition processes, called apparitions, organizes experimental communities around the collection to trigger situated discussions about other lakes and bodies of water.