Re-imagining the Codex Fejérváry-Mayer

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José Sherwood González, artist researcher from the School of Digital Arts, MMU, will share his research and insights on the Codex Fejérváry-Mayer, a Mesoamerican painted screenfold manuscript, currently held in the World Museum, Liverpool.

This talk explores the colonial legacy of museum collections in the 21st century and opens up the question of decoloniality, the renaming and repatriation of culturally dislocated Mesoamerican artefacts and speculations about the agency of objects. By framing the Codex as an embodiment of the Aztec trickster deity, Tezcatlipoca, this talk will seek to activate the painted manuscript as a portal to speculative and transformative futures.

The talk will take place in the Treasure House Theatre.