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Hegemonia Saliva (a visual Dialogue)

✺ Graphic Design

In collaboration with Dominik Fleischmann. Exhibited at Nuoret 2023Valokuvagalleria Hippolyte [2023] and Galleria Uusi Kipinä [2021].

With Hegemonia Saliva, artists Amy Gelera and Dominik Fleischmann continue their visual dialogue where they critically engage with topics around human colonisation and the domination of nature.

The artist duo is influenced and inspired by the decolonial articulation directly linking modernity and coloniality, initially developed by Latin American authors Aníbal Quijano and Walter Mignolo. Modernity and coloniality are inseparable, two sides of the same coin – similar to the dark side of the moon, coloniality being the dark side of modernity. 

Who has really paid and is still paying for Europe’s modernity? What has been sacrificed in the name of modernity? 

Despite the colonial modernity most of us experiencing this exhibition take part of, we must look towards the hopeful alternatives and listen to the voices coming from the territories that are aching the most. Decoloniality and decolonization show us possible equitable and fair futures–these movements defy hegemonic powers and the logic of coloniality. 

Their collaboration questions the relationship between Europe and Latin America and discusses responsibilities regarding the global ecological crisis. The two artist’s visual conversation started in spring 2021 with an exchange of artworks and Amy’s use of Dominik’s photographs in combination with graphic design to create a new language of expression. The collaboration led to a limited edition of handcrafted risograph zines and a solo exhibition at Galleria Uusi Kipinä in Lahti (September 2021).

This project was successfully completed with the support of