Antropología de Coyote
This book, these ruins of the breakdown of rationality through language that becomes strange, was finished printing in Mexico City, land of coyotes, in the spring of 2018. It is the first chapter of the work of the eminent cultural anthropologist Roy Wagner, Coyote Anthropology (2010). In collaboration with Wagner for the next title, Mariana Castillo Deball used pastiche typography, created by the artist with an impetus for proto-archeological recovery of postindependent Mexico and used as inspiration catalogs of prehispanic ornaments published in the nineteenth century. The typography for the numbering of the pages comes from the cards that were used in the National Museum of Art (MUNAL) when it functioned as an anthropology museum at the beginning of the 20th century.
The drawings, taken from the deer skin of the Borgia Codex and reworked by the artist -as well as the author's text- tend to bridge the gap between fiction and anthropology, but also propose a questioning of the social sciences and the place where look at the other. A radical, imaginative otherness, a necessary exercise is Coyote's Anthropology.
Surplus Ediciones, 2018
15 x 23 cm