[ISEA2010] Paper: Karla Jasso – Novohispanic Imaginary: Light, Shadow and Diagrams


This text is set forth in consideration with a task we have already begun to engage in Mexico, whereby some of us researchers deem necessary to engage a genealogy of the relations between (relatively) contemporary art and media, alongside a reading through the prism of media theory that articulates an archeological notion of these elements. It appears increasingly necessary to bring about a first action of inscription for this mode of thought, structuring a program that covers not only the 20th century or current times, but one that reaches back in time to substantially inquire the formation of art-technique-science relations in the Novohispanic imaginary and as concerns the birth of a “criollo” historic consciousness.

  • Karla Jasso (MX) is a Ph.D. student at UNAM. Her current research focusses on the relation between art and science at Novohispanic Imaginary. She is author of the book “Art, Technology and Feminism: New Symbolic Imagining”. Since 2007, she has been chief curator at the Laboratorio Arte Alameda in México City.

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