• Part of
    Ubiquity Network logo
    Join Mailing List Publish with us

    Read Chapter
  • No readable formats available
  • A Visual Glossary: Delirio Güero (White Delusion)

    Nina Hoechtl

    Chapter from the book: Carabelli, G et al. 2020. Sharpening the Haze: Visual Essays on Imperial History and Memory.

    Buy Hardback

    In this chapter I propose a visual glossary of what I have conceived as delirio güero (white delusion). It derives from my essay film/video performance/fake history show/future re-enactment titled DELIRIO GÜERO WHITE DELUSION 1825, 2018, 2211 and back (2019/2211).

    The film takes a deep dive into the nitty-gritty of the outlandish acts of 19th century self-appointed discoverer/artist Jean-Friedrich Waldeck, and architect/researcher/photographer Teobert Maler; the colonial imperial undertakings of the monarchs Charlotte of Belgium and Maximilian of Habsburg in Mexico, along with his follower, the Früchterl [swindler] Anton "Toni" Mayr, a distant relative of the güera filmmaker/artist. My intention is to articulate three keywords that enable a necessarily incomplete dialogue around delirio güero—a dialogue that does not reduce this concept to my audiovisual assemblage, but engages it as a complex practice of entanglement and entitlement, implication and aspiration, innocence and ignorance, denial and delusion

    Chapter Metrics:

    How to cite this chapter
    Hoechtl, N. 2020. A Visual Glossary: Delirio Güero (White Delusion). In: Carabelli, G et al (eds.), Sharpening the Haze. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bcd.j

    This is an Open Access chapter distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (unless stated otherwise), which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Copyright is retained by the author(s).

    Peer Review Information

    This book has been peer reviewed. See our Peer Review Policies for more information.

    Additional Information

    Published on Jan. 7, 2020


    comments powered by Disqus