Byrt Wammack Weber (Colectivo Turix)


Photo/Foto: Lorie Novak

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This work focuses on the movement for Mayan autonomy in the 1930s, an era when the "rebel" Mayans spiritually, politically, diplomatically, and militarily resisted the low intensity war waged against them by the Mexican Army and rural schools. This is a counter-hegemonic story that not only questions the nation-state's relationship to indigenous cultures in Mexico but also seeks to address the nation-state's relationship to its pre-Colombian past.


Byrt Wammack Weber is a professor and has been director of the video workshop at ESAY since 2005. Founding member of Yoochel Kaaj, AC since 2000. He has a graduate degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas-Austin, 1988-93. His PhD dissertation (1997) was entitled Between Deleuze and Chaác: Bodies, Space, and Power.

Background Information
  • Encuentro location (Bogotá): Museo de Arquitectura, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Date: August 21-30, 2009
  • Country: Mexico
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