Decolonial Media Art Beyond 530 Years: the future-past vs. coloniality

Moderated by: Liliana Conlisk Gallegos
Date and Time: April 29, 2022

New York, USA Fri, May 27, 2022 at 4:00 pm EDT
Chicago, USA Fri, May 27, 2022 at 3:00 pm CDT
Los Angeles, USA Fri, May 27, 2022 at 1:00 pm PDT
UTC, Time Zone Fri, May 27, 2022 at 8:00 pm

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Session Description:

Coloniality refers to the colonial ideals, concepts, formats, and organizations which continue to produce decontextualized knowledge which ignores that there have always been other ways of doing, thinking, valuing, and being. Decoloniality seems new due to this decontextualization. Decolonial consciousness and praxis rooted in oppressed cultures, has been a true art form for surviving and resisting white supremacy and eurocentrism for over 530 years. Media Artists demonstrate this through artwork that is conscious, ecological, unable to separate from social justice practice, and community building.


Liliana Conlisk Gallegos

With the goal of advancing the certain decolonial turn, Dr. Machete’s (Liliana Conlisk Gallegos) live, interactive media art production and border rasquache performances generate culturally specific, collective, technocultural creative spaces of production that reconnect Chicana/o/x Mestiza Indigenous wisdom/conocimiento to their ongoing technological and scientific contributions, still currently “overlooked” through the logic of the decaying Eurocentric project of Modernity. As a transfronteriza (perpetual border crosser), to her, the current limited perceptions of what research, media, and technology can be are like a yonke (junkyard), from which pieces are upcycled and repurposed to amplify individual and collective expression, community healing, and social justice. She has organized and curated 14 community-centered, interactive, decolonial, community building, and environmentalist, research-based multimedia artivism and critical intervention performances part of series such as, Technocultura & Resistencia: Otro Mundo es Posible (2018-2019), Our San Bernardino, Nuestro (2018), and The Art of Dreaming: The Power of Turning Trash into Art (2017-2018) exhibited in museums, universities and colleges in the Inland Empire like The Garcia Center for the Arts, California State San Bernardino, San Bernardino Valley College, and the Creating Thirst Academy of Moreno Valley. Liliana Conlisk Gallegos is Associate Professor of Decolonial Media and Communication Studies at California State University San Bernardino. She is a member of the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Committee. She has digital art pieces that have been exhibited at SIGGRAPH, The García Center for the Arts in San Bernardino, Human Resources art museum in Los Angeles, the PAMLA Arts Matter of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, and the Guizhou Provincial Museum in China.