Shop > Literary

#14607

The Language of Secret Proof: Indigenous Truth and Representation

Writer
Nina Valerie Kolowratnik
Price
$27.00
Date
2020
Publisher
Sternberg Press
Format
Literary
ISBN
9783956790973
Size
10.5 × 15 cm
Length
141 pp
Genre
Culture
Description

In The Language of Secret Proof, Nina Valerie Kolowratnik challenges the conditions under which Indigenous rights to protect and regain traditional lands are currently negotiated in United States legal frameworks. This tenth volume in the Critical Spatial Practice series responds to the urgent need for alternative modes of evidentiary production by introducing an innovative system of architectural drawing and notation.

Kolowratnik focuses on the double bind in which Native Pueblo communities in the United States find themselves when they become involved in a legal effort to reclaim and protect ancestral lands; the process of producing evidence runs counter to their structural organization around oral history and cultural secrecy. The spatial notational systems developed by Kolowratnik with Hemish tribal members from northern New Mexico and presented in this volume are an attempt to produce evidentiary documentation that speaks Native truths while respecting demands on secrecy. These systems also attempt to instigate a dialogue where there currently is none, working to deconstruct the fixed opposition between secrecy and disclosure within Western legal systems.

  1. The Language of Secret Proof
 

Related Items

  1. T.J. Demos: Decolonizing Nature
  2. Jesse Birch and Will Holder: The Mill
  3. Jörg Heiser: Double Lives in Art and Pop Music
  4. Kim Gordon and Branden W. Joseph: Is It My Body?
  5. Maria Lind: Seven Years
  6. Ingo Niermann: Solution 295-304: Mare Amoris
  7. Chris Kraus and David Rattray: How I Became One of the Invisible
  8. Gerry Bibby: The Drumhead
  9. Brad Haylock and Megan Patty: Art Writing in Crisis
  10. Nick Aikens and Elizabeth Robles: The Place is Here
  11. Sophia Yadong Hao: Of Other Spaces
  12. Maria Lind and Cecilia Widenheim: Migration
  13. Eva Ebersberger and Daniela Zyman: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary: The Commissions Book
  14. Juliane Bischoff and Kate Newby: I can’t nail the days down
  15. Reinhold Görling, Barbara Gronau, and Ludger Schwarte: Aesthetics of Standstill
  16. Mieke Bal: Exhibition-ism: Temporal Togetherness
  17. John Akomfrah and Johanne Løgstrup: Co-existence of Times – A Conversation with John Akomfrah
  18. Henriette Gunkel and Ayesha Hameed: Visual Cultures as Time Travel
  19. Ines Lechleitner: The Imagines
  20. Lisa Oppenheim : Lisa Oppenheim: Works 2003-2013
  21. SF Ho: George the Parasite
  22. Hannah Rickards: Grey Light. Left and right back, high up, two small windows
  23. John Berger : Why Look at Animals?
  24. Judy Radul: This Is Television
  25. The Meal
  26. Rachel Corbett, Rainer Ganahl, and Liam Gillick: Manhattan Marxism
  27. Hibridos
  28. Garry Neill Kennedy: The Last Art College
  29. Maria Lind, Lawen Mohtadi, and Katarina Taikon: The Day I Am Free/Katitzi
  30. George Orwell: Books V. Cigarettes
  31. Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx: Communist Manifesto
  32. Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I a Woman?
  33. Maria Lind, Michele Masucci, and Joanna Warsza: Red Love
  34. Das Wunder des Lebens
  35. Dexter Sinister: Bulletins of the Serving Library #1
  36. Keren Cytter: D.I.E. Now The True Story of John Webber and His Endless Struggle with the Table of Content
  37. The What If?... Scenario (after LG)
  38. Tobias Spichtig: Blue, Red, and Green
  39. Bulletins Of The Serving Library #6
  40. Ken Okiishi: The Very Quick of the Word