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The Imagocene

Somehow this news piece just sailed by or – to put it less facetiously – got strangled until every molecule of oxygen in its varicose veins was eased into nothingness. The heightened absurdity of these moments is mind-boggling – which confirms my suspicions: that if an actual craft of extraterrestrial origins were to descend through …Continue Reading >>>

Losing shape is queering identity

Slowing down is not a matter of reducing velocity, but changing shape by touching the unwieldy ponderousness and excessiveness of our bodies. This is the trickster’s revolution modernity cannot compute – a ‘revolution’ deeper than arriving at justice. If the modern affect is to index bodies in easily categorizable shapes of identity, if this is …Continue Reading >>>

Let’s make sanctuary as fascism rises

In Israel, with new rulings, gatherings of more than 50 people are now subject to restrictions, and the right to protest is severely regulated. Towards Israel’s east, India’s newly re-elected Hindu nationalist leader, under the guise of an intoxicating patriotism, nullifies the rights of Kashmiris and clamps down on dissent, reformulating what was once a …Continue Reading >>>

The violence of the autobiographical

The autobiographical is a form of rhetorical violence because in rendering intelligible an account of our ‘selves’, we obscure the embodied and molecular forces which shape us and yet resist intelligibility. This is to say that identity is a performance that cuts away the processes of becoming in order to elucidate the presence of being.

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