My Cocaine Museum

My Cocaine Museum


In this booklet, a make-believe cocaine museum turns into a vantage aspect from which to evaluate the lives of Afro-Colombian gold miners drawn into the damaging global of cocaine creation within the rain woodland of Colombia's Pacific Coast. even if modeled at the well-known Gold Museum in Colombia's important financial institution, the Banco de l. a. República, Taussig's museum can also be a parody aimed toward the museum's failure to recognize the African slaves who mined the country's wealth for nearly 400 years.

Combining normal background with political background in a filmic, montage type, Taussig deploys the show-and-tell modality of a museum to interact with the internal lifetime of warmth, rain, stone, and swamp, not less than with the lifetime of gold and cocaine.

This attempt to discover a poetry of phrases turning into issues is delivered to a head through the explosive features of these elegant fetishes of evil attractiveness, gold and cocaine. At its middle, Taussig's museum is set the entice of forbidden issues, charged elements that transgress ethical codes, the differences we use to make feel of the area, and in particular the traditional approach we write stories.

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