Metabolic intimacies (without guarantees)

Not form Not fantasy Not projection Not consumption Not autonomyNot enmeshmentNot coercionNot protagonism Not redemptionNot exploitationNot occupationNot plantingNot harvestingNot destinationNot empathyNot virtueNot validationNot innocence Not addiction Not fake maturity Not inebriation Not arbitration Not delusional sobriety Not stake claimingNot enforceable agreementNot ownership Not denialNot productivityNot demarcationNot certainty Not coherence Not control Not convenience Not sovereignty …

Engaged Dis-Identifications Fellowship Overview

Dani d’Emilia was the first artist to receive a creative fellowship to deepen threading practices in association with the work Towards Braiding supported by the Musagestes Foundation. The theme of the fellowship was “Engaged Dis-identifications” and was developed and carried out in collaboration with Vanessa Andreotti and the Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures collective. "My work …

Almond-scented bubble bath

Almond-scented bubble bath is a list-poem first written after I co-hosted a month-long international residency in 2017 for more than 60 activists, artists and social innovators in Slovenia. The residency was an invitation for the group to sit with the question: how can we live together differently in face of unprecedented social, economic and ecological …

Engaged dis-identifications, NOTES#6: disburdening lack

1. Po-ethic inquiry: the genealogy of lack In "Pedagogies of Crossing" (2005) Jacqui Alexander states that colonialism mutilates our visceral sense of entanglement.  This  dismemberment of our collective existence generates in its fragmented units “a yearning for wholeness, often expressed as a yearning to belong, a yearning that is both material and existential, both psychic …

Engaged dis-identifications, NOTES#7: Excerpts of Repairing the Irreparable

Repairing the irreparable is a concept developed by Fernanda Eugenio as part of her work with the collective AND_Lab. It is a play on words from the portuguese term ‘reparar’, which encompasses various meanings such as re-stopping, re-attending, ie noticing as an inventory/invention practice, as well as repairing. This post is a collection of quotations …

Engaged dis-identifications, NOTES#8: de-selfing the self

1. Po-ethic inquiry: rearranging desires uncoercively [an education-to-come as] ‘ an uncoercive rearrangement of desires’ [towards] an ‘ethical imperative to relate to the Other, before will’ - Gayatri Spivak, Righting Wrongs 2004. [the problems of unexamined investments in harmful systems cannot be addressed in education through cognition alone] 2. Stretching spaces How can a pedagogy …