Cerro Point Blanco

Cerro Point Blanco
Author: Lehman Brothers
Publisher: RSS Press
Language: English
Pages: 168
Size: 12 x 18 cm
Weight: 220 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9788797009185
Availability: In stock
Price: €16.00
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The publication Cerro Point Blanco has emerged from Lehman Brothers’ artistic research into titanium extraction in northern Chile and their reading of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick as a metaphor for the madness and downfall of capitalism, as well as the curatorial research of SixtyEight Art Institute during the conception and development of the project.

The book contains newly commissioned texts, which elucidate the central themes from a number of perspectives. Lehman Brothers themselves relate their search for Cerro Blanco – the White Mountain – and the mysterious White Mountain Titanium Corporation in the dry expanses of the Atacama Desert; Chilean curator Rodolfo Andaur, whose research trips in northern Chile have been fundamental to this project, looks at the history of extractivism in the Atacama region; Danish artist Kristian Byskov draws out the relationship between necropolitics and the widespread protests in Chile in 2019; while poet and thinker David Lau looks at the legacy of extractivism as it manifests itself in Silicon Valley and post-Covid financial stakes.

In addition, the book features stills from the video piece ‘Cerro Point Blanco’ and an essay by the curators, which looks at their research into the history of whaling and the future of art in the so-called anthropocene.