Radical Robotics: Paula Gaetano Adi’s Cosmotechnic Imagination


1:30PM–6:00PM PT


Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049 



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Paula Gaetano Adi’s (2023 Awardee) interdisciplinary practice interrogates the intersection of humans and technology, often in a confrontation between modern and ancient cosmologies. In this public program, Gaetano Adi will premiere her recent project Guanaquerx, a radical robotic expedition with an emancipatory mission and a collaborative aesthetic. Following the path of Jose de San Martin’s revolutionary army across the Andes mountains in 1817, this freedom-seeking robot reimagines western narratives of technological development to promote an Andean cosmotechnics and decolonize robotics. Through sculpture, performance and film, Gaetano Adi’s works endeavor to understand how technoscience is produced, appropriated and transformed in Latin America. Gaetano Adi will be joined by Pablo José Ramírez, curator at the Hammer Museum, for a conversation about her work, technology and indigeneity, and contemporary Latin American artists’ engagement with the legacies of colonialism.

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