Anything Is Sentient: Guillermo Rodríguez’s Confounding Artifacts of (Perceptual) Disidentification 

In this panoramic study of the oeuvre of the Puerto Rican conceptual artist Guillermo Rodríguez, the writer Luis Othoniel Rosa proposes the phrase “confounding artifacts of (perceptual) disidentification” to describe what Rodríguez’s work does to our senses and our way of perceiving our catastrophic historical reality. As Rosa argues, the sublime goal of this art is to make a sentient connection with the unhuman things that make up our world; to break with the identificatory market of representation, and to make science more expressive and art more inquisitive. In Guillermo Rodríguez’s art, the landscape, playful and decolonized, looks back at us.