Carolina Caycedo: Serpent River Book

Carolina Caycedo: Serpent River Book
Library Shelf Location ABC-5B2
Publication Date 2017

Please note that this book is only available to view by advance request to

72 page accordion fold, offset, printed canvas hardcover, elastic band
Numbered edition of 250, 22 x 31 x 3.5 cm (closed)

Serpent River Book is a 72 page accordion fold artist-book, that combines archival images, maps, poems, lyrics, satellite photos, with the artist’s own images and texts on river bio-cultural diversity, in a long and meandering collage. The fluctuating publication can frame many narratives. As a book it can be opened, pleated and read in many directions, and has a performatic potential to it, functioning as a score, or as a workshop tool. Serpent River Book gathers visual and written materials compiled by the artist while working in Colombian, Brazilian, and Mexican communities affected by the industrialization and privatization of river systems.

The book is part of the ongoing body of work ‘Be Dammed’, that investigates the effects of extractivism on natural and social landscapes, exploring the power dynamics associated with the corporatization and decimation of water resources.

For more information, images of the book installed and also being used by the artist in communities as a workshop tool:

Quantity 1
Pages 72 page, accordion fold, 22 x 31 x 3.5 cm (closed)
Format accordion fold
Publisher Self-published
Related Artist Carolina Caycedo
Categories BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Artists' Books
Keywords rivers, extractivism, Environmental Justice, maps, poetry, Archives, collage, Biodiversity, Community Activism, Water, satellite imaging
Related Countries/Global Region Colombia, Brazil, Mexico
Related Event Carolina Caycedo: Land of Friends (28 May 2022 - 29 Jan 2023)

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