Panel 19: Indigenous Lands and Visual Rhetoric in Ecomedia II (pre-formed)



Panel 19: Indigenous Lands and Visual Rhetoric in Ecomedia II (pre-formed by the Indigenous Ecocriticism SIG)

Chair: Abigail Perez Aguilera (

This panel (as part of a two series panel on Indigenous ecomedia) explores ecomedia practices from South America, Africa and Oceania. The papers present different ecomedia—from films, videopoems to art installations—that address indigenous knowledges, cosmopolitics, heteronormative ideals, resistance practices, and rights while discussing the limits of Western environmental thought. In their papers, the panelists offer discussions on decolonial aesthetics, queering indigenous and non-indigenous performativities, indigenous resistance as well as non- human agencies. Drawing Indigenous studies theories and methodologies to the fore, the panel advances interdisciplinary discussions on ecomedia, highlighting Indigenous media relevance to ecological resistance, critiques to Anthropocentrism and capitalism as well as environmental justice and decolonial aesthetics.

“Decolonially Queer: Indigenous Ecocriticism, Queer Ecologies, and Multispecies Relationships in Recent Latin American Film and Art”

Vera Coleman (Lecturer in Spanish, Carleton College)

“Eco-Testimonies and Eco-Memories in Olosho: Placing Indigenous Ecomedia within the De-/Coloniality of Nature”

Felix Mantz (M.A. student in International Political Economy, King’s College London)

Inal Mama: Subjugated Indigenous Knowledges and the Sacredness of the Coca Leaf”

Abigal Perez Aguilera (Lecturer in Department of Politics, Justice and Global Studies, Westminster College)

“Praise Your Capacity: Oceania, the Anthropocene, and Craig Santos Perez’s Videopoems”

Rebecca Hogue (Ph.D. candidate in Native American Studies, University of California, Davis)

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