Becoming Palm

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Title

Becoming Palm

Description

Becoming Palm is the outcome of a conversation between two friends, artist Simryn Gill and anthropologist Michael Taussig responding to oil palm plantations and “the enormous transformations, human, and ecological, that this crop engenders” (Michael Taussig) in two remote geographical locations, Southeast Asia and South America. Blending text with photographs and archival materials, Gill reflects on the changed landscape of Malaysia, from rubber tree plantations during the British colonial period to the oil palm crops of today. Taussig provides an account of his extensive fieldwork in Colombia and the violent impact of the oil palm industry on local communities.

Becoming Palm was launched on Saturday, 29 April 2017 in conjunction with the Singapore Art Book Fair 2017.

Publisher

Sternberg Press

Date

2017

Format

Language

English

Identifier

978-3-95679-260-1
978-981-11-3046-5

Coverage

Access Rights

Available for browsing onsite at NTU CCA Singapore physical archive. Contact ntuccareseach@ntu.edu.sg to make an appointment.

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becoming-palm.jpg

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Citation

“Becoming Palm,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 26, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2051.