Minia Biabiany (b. 1988, Guadeloupe) arranges materials, sounds, videos and images to form spacial narratives. These deal with the conflictual and violent histories that have been inscribed into the archipelago of Guadeloupe and into the bodies of its people. They tell of the ongoing ecological and political ramifications of the plantation economy and slavery during French colonial rule, as well as of the continuing contamination of the ecosystem through the use of the pesticide chlordecone between 1972 and 1993.
In her examination of the materiality of more-than-human beings, to their ways of being and working, Biabiany lays clear how the exploitation of ecological resources is inextricably linked with the continued presence of colonial power structures.
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