emBRUJAda: Charms for the Living
By Karen Lofgren
LA-based Canadian artist Karen Lofgren (born 1976) gathers a selection of notes, dialogues and annotated works. In doing so, her living field work transforms into encounters that shape a feminist and decolonial perspective, moving through psychedelics, erotica and interspecies love affairs.
Considering works from an international practice, this compendium connects scientific fields to the spirit realm, leaving space for the unknown and the unknowable. It includes dialogues with Mexican vocalist and performer Carmina Escobar, who relates empathetically to nature and the body; Peruvian feminist art historian, curator and writer Florencia Portocarrero; and Dutch curator and writer Marjolein van der Loo, who brings a passion for ecology and social agendas.
The result is the creation of an intimate space where rituals, history and mythology look to the construction of a greater consciousness over time, forming relationships between cultural systems and other wild systems.
With texts by Carmina Escobar, Florencia Portocarrero, and Marjolein van der Loo
Designed by Willem Henri Lucas
Edited by Karen Lofgren, Willem Henri Lucas, and Freek Lomme
Published by Set Margins, 2023
Softcover, 224 pages, 61 color, 23 duotone and 53 b&w images, 6 × 8.25 inches