The River Books: Tyne

Join Artadia in supporting Carolina Caycedo, who is creating “Tyne,” to continue a new development in her River Book series, where paper surface is larger and text is reduced. The River Books are hand drawn books with an accordion format, handbound by the artist. They interpret indigenous rituals and myths of rivers in dispute. The riverbed is used as the central element of the written and visual narration. Some are based on actual events, and they describe the political context of these ecosystems.

Carolina’s artistic practice has a collective dimension in which performances, drawings, photographs and videos are not just an end result, but rather part of the artist’s process of research and acting. Her work contributes to the construction of environmental history against human and non-human entities, and generates a debate about the future in relation to common goods, environmental justice, just energy transition and cultural biodiversity.